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The Feel Good Masala Chai

A hot cup of Indian spiced tea with some sweetness and a whole lot of feeling good.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Drinks, Indian
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: afternoon, chai, drinks, green tea, indian recipes, spices
Servings: 2
Author: beyond.curry


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk see notes
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar or sweetner of choice


  • 1 2" ginger piece sliced
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 black peppercorn whole
  • 1 1/2" stick of cinnamon
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 4 tsp loose tea leaves or 3 tea bags


  • Crush all the spices and ginger together in a mortar and pestle
  • Add the crushed spices to the water and bring to a boil. Now lower the flame to medium add simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the sugar, stir and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the tea leaves, bring to a boil and lower the flame to simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the milk, bring to a boil on medium high and turn off the heat. Let it stand for 3 minutes before straining. Serve hot.


  • If using a non dairy substitute for milk follow all the steps except adding the milk and turning off the heat immediately- oat milk and soy milk work really well.
  • Good tea leaves will really add flavor to the cup and my personal favorite is linked here