Masala Chai Recipe
Recipe type: Drinks
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Serves: 2
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 4 cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper or whole black peppercorns
  • 1 slice ginger (0.1cm thickness)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1.25cup milk (at least 3% fat)
  • 3 2g black tea bags or 6g of loose tea leaves
  • 4-5 teaspoons sugar
  1. Using a pestle and mortar, pound the cinnamon, cardamom pods and cloves. If using whole black peppercorns, add them in too.
  2. Place them in a saucepan together with ginger and water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat, cover the saucepan and steep for 15min.
  4. After 15min, add milk and bring to a gentle simmer on low-medium heat.
  5. Add the tea bags and sugar. Stir and press the teabags gently with the ladle to speed up the infusion of the tea till all the sugar is melted.
  6. Cover and steep the tea for a further 3 min.
  7. Strain and serve.
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