Prep Time: 10 minCook Time: 13 minTotal Time: 23 mins
Masala Chai is a popular Indian beverage that is made with black tea, ginger, cardamom, milk, and sugar.
1 cup Water
1 cup Milk - 2% or whole
1/4 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
1.5 teaspoons Fresh Ginger grated
2 teaspoons Sugar / Sweetener (Adjust as per taste)
Saucepan (thick bottom)
Grater for ginger
Steps to prepare tea
Keep the saucepan on the stove at medium heat
Add water to the saucepan
Add grated fresh ginger and sugar
Mix well and bring the mixture to boil
Now add milk and cardamom powder
Bring the mixture to boil
Add tea powder and stir well
Reduce heat to bring the tea to simmer
Let the tea simmer for 1-2 minutes
NOTE : This is a key step - we want to watch for the color of tea to turn light golden brown/tan. If you overboil the tea, the tea will turn bitter. We want our tea to be infused with the right level of flavors.
Remove from heat, and let the tea stand for 1-2 minutes
Filter the tea using a strainer into the serving cups
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