Tea Time – My version of Chai “Latte” (Masala tea)

A while ago when I was not feeling so well, a dear friend (Selma, if you’re reading me… ;-)) advised me to make a tea, and watch a good movie. So I followed her idea, and made myself a burning comforting spiced tea. I generally like to have a tea whenever I want to relax.  I thought I’d share with you my favorite tea recipe for those special moments : the famous chai “latte”

So here’s my recipe :

First put some water in a saucepan. Add in 2 or 3  cloves, sliced fresh ginger or half a coffee spoon of ginger powder, another one of pepper powder, one more of cinnamon and 4 crushed cardamom seeds. Let it boil for few minutes. Then add a tea spoon of black tea. Stir gently and cover the saucepan. Let it infuse for 3 mins then filter the tea, pour it into another saucepan and add some milk and sugar as you like it. Stir until it boils and voila ! Your chai is ready !

Hope you enjoy it !

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6 Responses to Tea Time – My version of Chai “Latte” (Masala tea)

  1. Caroline L. says:

    Chai is one of my favorite things to drink! I never thought about actually making it myself – but this is great! 🙂


  2. amber says:

    Oh, this is perfect! I’ve been meaning to make my own homemade chai tea… I have all the ingredients but the few attempts I’ve made are so bad… the spices are just never strong enough! I’m partially to really strong and spicy tea! I will definitely try this. Thank you SO much for posting it!

    I heard that ‘chai’ is the word for tea in a lot of countries, regardless of what kind of tea. ‘Masala’ is the word for spiced. So, for the Chai latte/Chai tea we think of in America is ‘Masala Chai’ abroad? But it probably varies from place to place!

    Great post 🙂


  3. bimbadaboom says:

    Thank you so much Amber ! Glad you like it, hope it will turn out well this time !
    I looked up for “chai” you’re right it comes from the chinese word for tea “cha”. In kerala though, when you ask for a “chai” you’ll get your spiced tea with milk, but I’m sure it might be different in another state/country ! So many stories around tea !


  4. jac says:

    yum, i love chai 🙂 i’ve never thought of making a homemade version. thank you for sharing 🙂
    xo jac


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