Masala Chai Recipe, With Love From India
My favourite homemade Masala Chia recipes inspired by my time spent in India. Fresh spices is a must, as is fresh ginger and a full-fat milk or milk alternative. Sweetened it naturally with honey or maple syrup for a healthy nourishing drink.
Servings: 4 cups
- 2 cups water
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 4 cardamom pods
- 4 cloves
- 4 inches ginger* fresh (or 1 tsp ground)
- 8 black peppercorns whole
- 2 cups milk or milk alternative organic
- 1 tbsp. honey or to taste
- 2 tbsp loose black tea leaves fair trade
To prepare the spices, break cinnamon stick into small pieces. Next smash cardamom pods open on a cutting board with the flat end of a knife; you will be using the pod shells and the seeds.
Place the water, cardamom, cloves, ginger and peppercorns in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling lower the heat and add your milk. Once it returns to a boil remove from heat.
Add the loose tea and honey. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes or longer if you prefer your chai strong.
Strain the mixture and compost the remaining tea and spices. Delicious!