Its impossible to make a type of tea that everyone will like. Some like it with more sugar, some with more milk, some want the tea leaves to be boiled more and others don’t want it boiled at all! It really amazes me that a simple thing like tea can be made in so many ways to suit so many people.
However, masala chai is something thats a safe bet for all of us. It directs your attention towards flavors that unfold with every sip.
Its interesting to note that tea has many medicinal properties as well. Masala chai is particularly helpful if someone has a cold.
- A small piece of Cinnamon stick
- 3-4 Cloves
- 10 Tulsi leaves
- Small piece of Dried ginger (Soont/ Sonti)
- 5-6 Elaichis
- Dry roast the above ingredients and powder them. Store this powder in an air tight container.
- While preparing a cup of tea add a pinch of chai masala to the boiling tea water.