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Make your own chai tea with this homemade blend of masala chai spices. Simple, quick, and tastes wonderful hot or iced. Easy to follow instructions.

Homemade Masala Chai (Spiced Indian Tea)

Make your own chai tea with this homemade blend of masala chai spices. Simple, quick, and tastes wonderful hot or iced. Easy to follow instructions.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 8 green cardamom pods cracked open
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 pieces star anise two whole star shapes
  • 2 teabags black tea or two servings of loose black tea
  • Milk to taste
  • Sweetener such as Truvia Spoonable, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a pot. Add the spices and the ginger and remove from heat. Let steep with the lid on for 10 minutes.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil again and add the tea. Remove from heat, put the lid on, and steep for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.
  3. Add about two tablespoons or so of milk to each of two mugs. Strain the tea and pour it equally between the two mugs. Add sweetener to taste and serve hot.