Our hand blended Authentic Chai Masala will allow you to experience the truly incredible flavors of real Indian street chai. Chai is a ubiquitous drink in India and is sweet and spicy with a subtle burn at the back of the throat. It is, in a word, incredible! The tea used in preparation must be carefully chosen as it needs to be strong to hold up to all the fresh spices in our Authentic Chai Masala blend. We recommend pairing with either of our Malty Assam or Ceylon from the New Vithanakanda Estate.
Ingredients: Black Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Nutmeg
Directions Per 8 oz. cup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 to 2 tsp. sugar, or your favorite sweetener
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. black loose tea leaves – we suggest Sri Lankan Ceylon or Malty Assam
1/4 tsp. Salty-Savory-Sweet chai masala or more depending on your spice preference.
Pour all ingredients into a (preferably spouted) saucepan. Place over medium heat. Allow to heat until small bubbles appear around the perimeter of the milk. Stir the chai, scraping the bottom to avoid scalding the milk.
When the milk comes to a boil, turn off the heat and stir well and add tea leaves. Bring to a boil once again, turn off the heat and stir well. Allow to steep for a few minutes. Strain carefully into a cup, and serve. Often, I will make large batches and store in the refrigerator in a glass jar. I write the expiration date of the milk on the container to remind myself of when I need to use by.