Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Masala Chai Tea

The only Indian food that we ate very often is fish head curry, roti prata, murtabak, thosai and mutton curry, I don't really have much chance to sample other Indian cuisine or their dessert.   

I remembered once my boss brought back some Indian sweets but it was too sweet for me.  I must say I did enjoyed looking at the packaging with gold foil on it.  So pretty.

Anyway, my first taste of Masala Chai tea was in Mustafa and I fell in love with it.  Totally yummy.  Despite not able to take caffeinated tea, I have a weakness for this one. 

Since I have some people in the house today, I decided to brew a pot to share.  

Findings: I will increase the cardamon pods to 6 as I like mine stronger.  I think adding condense milk instead of sugar will also makes it "thicker" in mouth feel.

Source: The kitchn

What you need:
makes one 8 ounce serving

¾ cup water
3 whole green cardamom pods, smashed
1-2 thin slices fresh ginger
1” cinnamon stick
1 piece star anise
¾ cup milk
1½ tsp loose black tea leaves
Sugar to taste


Bring to boil water, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon stick and star anise in a pot.

Lower the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the mixture is fragrant.

Add the milk and tea leaves, and let it simmer for another minute.

Turn off the heat and let steep for 2 minutes.

Pour into a cup through a fine mesh sieve.  

Add sugar to taste.

This post is linked to – Little Thumbs Up July 2015 (Tea) – organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Cheryl from Baking Taitai.



  1. I he always wondered what's masala chai tea... Now I learn! Haha.. What a mountain tortoise I am!!

  2. I make from time to time a smiliar tea, I also did not have a chance to try out Indian food myslef, not so popular here!

  3. I got to try this tea! I have lots of black tea sitting in my pantry:D

  4. Hi Edith, neither have I tried this masala chai tea nor heard of it, another mountain tortoise here! Thanks for sharing this with LTU. Have a blessed day!

  5. Hi Edith,
    I ever tried masala chai tea in Indian food restaurant. But never thought of freshly brew at home. Thanks for sharing :D


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