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Masala Chai Tea Latte

This traditional Indian recipe for Masala chai tea latte is easy to make at home. It’s rich and flavorful and has the perfect balance of spices.

It’s starting to get a little CHILLY here but thankfully, my dear hubby makes the best masala chai tea latte and that makes the cold BEARABLE…lol.

I used to think my Mom made the best chai latte.

But Sorry mom! You have been dethroned coz hubby’s recipe is AMAZING!

It’s even BETTER than the expensive chai tea lattes we buy from coffee shops.

Masala Chai Tea Latte 1Hubby is sharing his SECRET TIPS for making the best masala chai tea latte:

  • Let the tea cook on low heat for 1 hour, which really ENHANCES the flavors of all the spices.
  • Hubby also swears by whole milk… NOT low fat milk or fat free milk! Good old whole milk! He says that’s what gives chai the PERFECT consistency and flavor.
  • He’s also very PARTICULAR about using only granulated sugar and says that’s the traditional and authentic way of sweetening chai.

Masala Chai Tea Latte 2To make masala chai tea latte, you will need the following ingredients:

2 cups whole milk
1 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 cinnamon stick- about 2 inches long
1 small piece of fresh ginger – about 1 inch long (optional)
7 cardamom pods
4 star anise pieces
2 cloves
4 tbsp granulated sugar
3 tbsp loose Assam or Darjeeling tea

Notes:
– We use a milk frother to give our chai latte a professional frothy appearance coz it’s easier. But, this is not the way it’s done back home. Instead, you pour the tea back and forth between 2 saucepans multiple times until the chai gets frothy.
– You can adjust the amount of sugar in this recipe based on your preference.

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And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Add all the ingredients in a deep saucepan.

Step 2:
Cook on medium heat until everything comes to a boil.

Step 3:
Then, lower the heat.
Put the lid on and cook the chai for about 1 hour.

Step 4:
Pour the tea through a strainer into another saucepan.

Step 5:
Use a milk frother to give this tea a bubbly and frothy appearance.

Step 6:
Pour tea into individual cups and add more sugar, if necessary.

And you are done!

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Masala chai tea latte
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Recipe type: Beverage
 
This traditional Indian recipe for Masala chai tea latte is easy to make at home. It's rich and flavorful and has the perfect balance of spices.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick- about 2 inches long
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger – about 1 inch long (optional)
  • 7 cardamom pods
  • 4 star anise pieces
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp loose Assam or Darjeeling tea
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients in a deep saucepan.
  2. Cook on medium heat until everything comes to a boil.
  3. Then, lower the heat. Put the lid on and cook the chai for about 1 hour.
  4. Pour the tea through a strainer into another saucepan.
  5. Use a milk frother to give this tea a bubbly and frothy appearance.
  6. Pour tea into individual cups and add more sugar, if necessary.
  7. And you are done!
Notes
– We use a milk frother to give our chai latte a professional frothy appearance coz it’s easier. But, this is not the way it’s done back home. Instead, you pour the tea back and forth between 2 saucepans multiple times until the chai gets frothy.
– You can adjust the amount of sugar in this recipe based on your preference.

Well, that’s all for today.

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Until next time, tata my lovelies!

13 Comments

  1. cathy

    January 4, 2017 at 12:30 am

    hi! i was wondering how many servings this makes?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      March 24, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Traditionally, small cups are used and I can easily get 3-4 servings.

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