India/ Masala Chai

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Everywhere you go you will here ‘Chai, chai, chai’. Warm, fragrant, spicy milky tea. In the colder months they often add ginger too. 

For 8 people-

  • 4 cups of milk 
  • 4 cups of water
  • 8 tsb sugar
  • 3 tsb black Darjeeling tea
  • 4 Cardamon pods
  • 6 black peppercorns 
  • Inch long peice of ginger crushed (opt)

In a pestle and mortar crush Cardamon and pepper. Heat up the milk over a medium heat, as the milk starts to boil and froth, use ladle and pull milk at a height to make it frothier. In a separate pan heat water, add coffee. Pour boiled milk at a height into coffee mixture and add spices and ginger if desired. Increase heat and boil further. Filter through a fine sieve to serve. 

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