The Perfect Indian Masala Chai

Let’s take a look at ingredients and few critical steps to make the perfect Indian Masala Tea. This recipe is one of the (I guess) hundreds of recipes. I do not like/prefer sugar in my tea. If you want to add sugar, add it per taste towards the end. Perfect water temperature is the key and you must use whole spices.

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Clove contributes to amora and cardamom to the flavor.

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Your drinking cup is your measuring cup. 3/4 cup of filtered water, per cup is ideal.

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Keep the heat constant throughout the process. Do not boil the water.

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Break the clove bud and add it into hot water.

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Never trash the cardamom peel.

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Freshly powdered cardemom always works to enhance the flavors.

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Aviod boiling the water. Keep the heat constant.

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Give it a good stir. The light golden orange color is the result of saffron.

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Time to add tea powder. Tea powder must be the last ingredient. More time you rest the tea powder in hot water, it turns the tea bitter. I am using The Taj Mahal tea.

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Milk is optional. Avoid sugar if you want to enjoy the subtle flavors.

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Enjoy it hot. :)

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