There’s something magical about a steaming cup of masala chai. It’s a symphony of flavors and aromas that dance on your taste buds, transporting you to the vibrant streets of India.

This beloved Indian tea, known as chai, is a delightful blend of black tea leaves, aromatic spices, and creamy milk. In this article, we’ll unlock the secrets to brewing the perfect cup of masala chai in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of loose black tea leaves
  • 2-3 green cardamom pods
  • 4-5 whole cloves
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-3 black peppercorns
  • Sugar, to taste

Steps to Brew Masala Chai:

  1. Prepare the Spices: Begin by lightly crushing the cardamom pods, cloves, and black peppercorns using a mortar and pestle. This helps release their flavors.

  3. Boil Water: In a saucepan, bring one cup of water to a boil.

  5. Add Tea Leaves: Once the water is boiling, add the loose black tea leaves. Let them simmer for about two minutes until the water turns a deep, rich color.


  7. Introduce the Spices: Grate the fresh ginger and add it to the simmering tea, along with the crushed cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and black peppercorns. Allow these spices to infuse their aromatic goodness into the tea.


  9. Pour in Milk: Now, add a cup of milk to the simmering brew. Let it all come to a gentle boil, taking care not to let it overflow.


  11. Sweeten to Taste: Add sugar to your desired sweetness level. Stir well to ensure it dissolves completely.


  13. Strain and Serve: Once your masala chai reaches a rich, creamy consistency and the flavors have melded beautifully, strain it into your favorite cup or mug.


  15. Enjoy Your Masala Chai: Sip and savor the warm, comforting flavors of your homemade masala chai. The blend of spices, the robust black tea, and the soothing milk create a harmonious symphony of taste.

If you need any of these authentic Indian spices or loose tea leaves to craft your perfect masala chai, visit Red Chillies Indian Bazaar in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

A Special Note for Spice Lovers:

Masala chai recipes can vary from region to region in India and from family to family. Some enjoy the addition of star anise, fennel seeds, or nutmeg. Feel free to experiment and make this masala chai truly your own. Also, Redchillies bazaar have the option to conveniently check out at online shop and collect your order in-store.

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