Masala Chia Recipe From India With Love
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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.
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chai, 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!