This Masala Chai Recipe is a perfect combination of flavors and spices. Perfect for these cold months. Make it today!
10 cardamom pods
1.5 tsp black peppercorns
3 star anise
1 cup water
1/4 tsp ginger
1 cup milk
3 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp sugar
5 tea bags (black tea is needed. I used decaf but regular is also an option!)
Take all of your spices and place them into a heavy pot. Add your milk, water, and tea bags.
Now, I find it best to leave this on a medium heat. I do not want it to boil immediately due to the milk’s potential to spill over if I am away from the pot for a couple of minutes. As the liquid heats up, your tea will begin to flavor the water and milk. Stir it around and occasionally press the tea bags on the side of the pot to make sure you are extracting their full flavor.
The tea should steep for around 10-20 minutes depending on how high you have your setting. Get a strainer out and pour the masala chai through that. This will catch the tea bags and all of your spices you have swimming in there. Serve immediately!