I love chai but only if it is the real stuff. I can’t stand the pre-packaged stuff with the fake spices in it. Blech! This recipe is really good and you can increase the amount of spice if you want. You do not need to use the black tea if you cannot find it – just put in an extra tea bag. Tea masala can be found at just about any Punjabi market like Fruiticana.


Chai Tea


6 whole cloves

6 cardamom pods

3 pieces of cinnamon stick

½ tsp of tea masala

1 tsp of black tea

2 tetley tea bags

2 teaspoons of sugar

Mik to taste


Put all ingredients in a pot with water except the milk. Boil for 10-15 minutes. Add milk to taste, heat through. Strain tea into a pot.



One thought on “Vacation Curry Series – Chai Tea

  1. If you like chai, you must make this, it is divine!

    I cheat a bit in the sense that I use a chai blend made by Jen (Chai By Night in New West) and essentially combine step 1 & 2 in the recipe. But you could very much use your own chai blend.

    I like it strong so I use more of the chai. And I prefer it less sweet so I reduce the amount of the sugar. So you can really customize it quite a bit, I think the key is just to keep the amount of cream/milk/eggs the same.

    It is so so good though!

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