Category: Beverages
Rating: 3.75
Servings: 8


6 cup cold water
1/3 cup milk (or to taste)
1 3 stick cinnamon
6 whole green cardamons
4 whole cloves
12 black peppercorn (opt)
12 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)
6 teaspoon leaf tea (heaping) or 9 tea bags (o; range pekoe)

Directions: How to Cook Masala Tea

Combine water and milk in adeep pan, and bring to a boil. Add the spices and sugar. Stir to blend, and turn off the heat. Cover the pan, and let the spices soak for at least 10 minutes. Add the tea leaves or tea bags, and bring the water to a second boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover, check the color and taste, and if desired add more milk and sugar. Strain the tea into a warm teapot, and serve immediately.

Note: This is the way traditional spiced tea is made. You may, however, omit the milk or sugar, or both, in which case reduce the quantity of tea to 2 heaping teaspoons or 3 tea bags.

Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni

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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

FjQ writes:

Tried making it. It taste pretty good. Good Receipe. Keep posting more receipe. Take care.

Posted on 24 Mar 2009, 09:32 ET

sukaina writes:

masala tea is tooo tasty

Posted on 10 May 2009, 00:47 ET

zainab writes:

any1 know how 2 make hyderabad biryani

Posted on 10 May 2009, 00:58 ET

McViking writes:

Cheers for the recipe.

Posted on 24 Jan 2010, 18:15 ET

Chopra writes:

Very nice....

Posted on 15 Apr 2010, 23:14 ET

Latha writes:

It tastes good and gives a better relief due to its spices

Posted on 05 May 2010, 01:45 ET

Irfan ali writes:

Can any1 of you netties guide me to make
masala kashmeri chai.

I Would be really thankful.

Posted on 24 Jun 2010, 05:40 ET

Irfan ali (haris) writes:


All the netizen's,

Can any1 of you netties guide me to make
masala kashmeri chai.

I Would be really thankful.

Posted on 24 Jun 2010, 06:01 ET

vindhya writes:

too tasty. it gives total fresh breath..

Posted on 03 Jul 2010, 08:00 ET

Cherie writes:

This recipe is delicious and relaxing to take the time to make. Thank you.

Posted on 14 Nov 2010, 08:42 ET

Pam writes:

I love Masala Chai.

Usually I use milk from goat or ship. Taste more Indian..

I also added very small amount of garam masala and jeera. :D

Posted on 15 Nov 2010, 23:58 ET

Viplav writes:

I loved the massala chai I made with your recipe.

Posted on 27 Jan 2011, 07:22 ET

Celine John writes:

I loved the recipe as it is. Made me proud the taste.

Posted on 06 Feb 2011, 05:48 ET

Jocelyn writes:

What is the amount for cinnamon stick? is it 1/3 stick or 1-3 sticks?

Posted on 01 Mar 2011, 22:01 ET

Xisca writes:

this is absolutely bttkrheaaing! I wish you'd come stay with me and teach me to bake these amazing foods<3I've been meaning to tell you, there's a person on my LJ friends list you took one of your self-portraits and made it his's a bit weird and I tried to kindly ask him why he did that/if he talked to you about it. It's just strange because I was thinking, "alright that's my friend..and that's just weird." hahah I hope you're well lovely<3

Posted on 03 Sep 2012, 13:59 ET

pete writes:

bite me

Posted on 17 May 2014, 13:42 ET

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