Masala Tea




Masala tea literally known as tea brewed with aromatic Indian spices. There's no fix recipe for this. This is one of my way of doing masala tea especially during hot weather.

Just boil the 2 1/2 cups water with 3 tbsp tea and spices such as 1 cinnamon stick, 5 cloves, 5 cardamoms. Cardamom need to grind coarsely with pestle in mortar. Boil for 6 - 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let the spices soak for another 5 minutes, then drain. Since i use milk powder, separately measure 2-3 tbsp milk powder and 3 tbsp sugar in a big mug and reserve. Now add the drain tea mixture with milk powder and mix it well combined. Serve in saucer with accompaniment. Serve while hot.

Even dry ginger powder, coriander powder, pepper can be used for masala tea.  Its not only tasty, but healthy too.

If you use fresh milk. Reduce the amount of water and and add the milk together with tea and finally add sugar before drain out. Sweetened condensed milk also can be used.  After drain out the tea mixture just add condensed milk as needed.

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