Chai Tea (Masala Chai)



  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons dried tea leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Masala Chai Powder
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar

Masala Chai Powder

  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 3 to 4 cloves
  • 4 to 5 cardamoms
  • 1/2 teaspoon saunf (fennel)
  • 1 peppercorn


  1. Tea: Heat the milk in the microwave for a minute.
  2. Bring the water to a boil along with the sugar. Add the tea leaves and masala powder. When the concoction starts boiling, take it from the stovetop.
  3. Pour out the milk equally into the 4 cups. Place a strainer on one cup and pour about 1/3 cup of the tea concoction into the strainer.
  4. Remove strainer and mix the tea well.
  5. Repeat for remaining cups.
  6. Masala Chai Powder: Powder all the above ingredients and mix.
  7. Store in an airtight container.
  8. Will keep well for years.

Yield: 1 (16 ounce) drink

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