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.
- 3 tsp Masala Chai, Pumpkin Spiced Chai, or South African Chai (or make your own*)
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Milk (whole)
- Optional: 1 tsp Fresh Ginger
- 1 or 2 Tblsp Agave Nectar or your sweetener of choice
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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