Indian Masala Chai

As friends we should always be supportive and encourage each others dreams although we might not always agree about the choices… I call that respect!
 
One of my friends Joanne from Milton, Ontario decided years ago to start a tea shop. The concept was amazing! She wasn’t only selling loose tea but also anything related to it; tea pots, tea cups, tea containers, tea bags, etc. Where the cash register was, she had a wide selection of chocolate… yummy!
 
As a friend, I bought whatever I could because I wanted to support and encourage her in her business venture. I bought so many different varieties of loose teas; from oolong to rooibos and everything in between. One day, she made me try a popular tea from India and Pakistan. Oh boy! It was incredibly amazing and I became an addict! The one I’m talking about here is Masala Chai! This aromatic tea is fabulously flavorful! Brewed with black tea and spices, this is a beverage that is seriously awesome! Just a quick info – masala means “mixture of spices” and chai means “tea”
 
When I moved to British Columbia, I went to a couple of tea shops in Vancouver and bought some but unfortunately they were not as strong and spicy as Joanne’s. One day I decided to make my own. Just by the taste of it, I kind of knew which spices were in it and since then I’ve being enjoying my homemade masala tea whenever I feel like having some!
 
When it comes to the ingredient amounts, I give “the smoother” version of it. I personally prefer much stronger flavor therefore using more peppercorns. Like any recipe you come across, the amounts are just a guideline so from there, you can always adjust them to your liking.
Depending on how I feel, I either make it with half water and half milk or go for a richer flavor using strictly milk. It is such a tasty chai to enjoy by the fireplace with a book and your favorite music playing in the background. Take your spice grinder out and don’t delay to savor this delicious chai!
Cheers!

Ingredients
serving

 
FOOTNOTE #1: I usually add 1  1/4 tsp. of whole mixed peppercorns because I like it stronger so adjust to your likings

FOOTNOTE #2: If you want a richer latte, just use milk but make sure it doesn't boil and only simmer for 5 minutes

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Passive Time
Steep 2 minutes
Indian Masala Chai
Indian Masala Chai
This incredible flavorful homemade chai recipe is perfect to enjoy at any time! You can make it as strong as you want and if you prefer a richer flavor, use more or just milk...