HOW TO BREW TRADITIONAL CHAI MASALA TEA
Posted on April 13 2019
Often when you ask for a Chai at a cafe you are offered a milky drink with flavoured syrup. But that is not real Chai.
The word Chai actually means tea, and Chai Masala as it is known in India is made up of black tea and 100% pure spices. The word masala actually means a mixture of spices.
Traditional Chai Masala is made up of black tea, cardamom, clove, star anise, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper.
The best way to make Masala Chai is to simmer the spices on the stove top. The flavours will fill your kitchen with spicy aromas.
Here is a quick recipe using True North Teas Chai Time Masala Tea.
1. Put 4 tsp of Chai Time Masala in a small saucepan.
2. Add 1 and a half cups of filtered water and bring to the boil (up to 5 minutes).
3. Add your choice of milk - nut or cow milk and heat a further couple of minutes.
4. Use a strainer and pour the tea into a cup.
5. Add your sweetener if you like your chai sweet and enjoy!