Traditional Masala Chai Recipe

Traditional Indian Spiced Tea (1 serving)
Masala tea (spiced chai) found throughout India, prepared by chawala (or 'chai wallah') throughout the country. Made with milk, spiced tea, and sweetner.

Bring all ingredients except sweetener to a boil in a small saucepan then quickly reduce to a simmer for 5-10 minutes. The longer you simmer the greater the intensity. Add sweetener, stir, and strain into your mug of choice. (Enjoy).

* Making your own Masala Chai blend is easy if you prefer to experiment more. Start with 2 tsp of a solid Assam black tea base and add 3 green cardamom pods, 1 whole clove, 1/8 tsp nutmeg seed, and a small bit of freshly grated ginger. Then experiment with adding pepper, star anise, cinnamon or other spices to taste.

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