Make tea. Take first warm, delicious sip. Help kids find shoes for 45 minutes. Finish tea cold.
Sound familiar? Well then, you’re going to love this masala chai recipe! Infused with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, fennel and peppercorns, it’s absolutely delicious both hot and cold. Most people probably tend to prefer one or the other, but I usually get to experience both with just one cup. 🙂
Unlike my adaptogen chai recipe – which is a caffeine-free version that includes therapeutic herbs that help our bodies adapt to stress – this recipe is true to black-tea infused blends found in India.
Masala chai literally translates as “spiced tea,” so it’s no surprise that it’s full of rich, full-bodied spices that will fill your kitchen with a delightful aroma when brewed.
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Oh and one more thing, this whole spice mix makes an easy, thoughtful and delicious gift for teachers, friends, grandparents, co-workers, neighbors, and whomever else you want to make smile.
Put it in a cute mason jar and voila! You have an instant gift that just about everyone will love.
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Whole Spice Chai Mix & Tea Recipe
Masala Chai Mix Ingredients
- 1 tbsp chai mix (recipe above)
- ¾ cup water
- ¼ cup milk of choice
- sweetener to taste (I use maple syrup or honey)
To Make The Masala Chai Mix
- Combine all ingredients and spoon into a clean jar. (Or jars, if you’re giving the mix away as a gift.)
To Brew A Cup of Masala Chai
- Place one tablespoon of tea into a tea infuser.
- Bring ¾ cup water to a boil and pour it over the tea. Cover and steep for 5-7 minutes.
- Strain out the tea, add ¼ cup milk and sweeten to taste.
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