Delicious both hot and poured over ice, this masala chai – which literally translates as "spiced tea" – is infused with cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, ginger, peppercorns and black tea. Makes approximately 1.5 cups masala chai mix, which will yield about 24 cups of tea.
Cook Time5 minutes 7 minutes Total Time12 minutes
Ingredients Masala Chai Mix Ingredients
2 tablespoons cardamom seeds (hulled)
2 tablespoons dried chopped ginger root pieces
2 tablespoons cinnamon chips
2 tablespoons fennel seed
1 tablespoon whole peppercorns (Use red and green to add color)
7 tablespoons loose black tea
1 tbsp chai mix (recipe above)
¾ cup water
¼ cup milk of choice
sweetener to taste (I use maple syrup or honey)
Instructions To Make The Masala Chai Mix
Combine all ingredients and spoon into a clean jar. (Or jars, if you’re giving the mix away as a gift.)
To Brew A Cup of Masala Chai
Place one tablespoon of tea into a tea infuser.
Bring ¾ cup water to a boil and pour it over the tea. Cover and steep for 5-7 minutes.
Strain out the tea, add ¼ cup milk and sweeten to taste.
Notes Nutrition facts are an estimate for one cup of tea. The info does not include milk of choice or sweetener.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg