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Masala chai

Masala chai is a spiced milky tea brewed with a blend of spices.  Across the Indian sub-continent, you will find chaiwala’s making this iconic drink.


  • Just over 1/2 a mug of water
  • 1/2 a mug of milk of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp of Masala
  • 1/2 tbsp of Black Tea
  • 1 tsp of sugar (add more if you like it sweet)


  1. Place everything into a pan apart from the milk. Place on medium heat and stir regularly.
  2. Once your chai is bubbling, add the milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour through a fine sieve and enjoy your cup of Amala Chai!

Additional notes

  • For enhanced flavours, brew your chai slightly longer
  • If you like it fiery, add grated ginger
  • Watch out for your chai boiling over!

Download the PDF version of the recipe here. For more tips and variations, visit Amala Chai.

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Amala Chai
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Amala Chai are on a mission to create the best tasting masala chai by directly sourcing the highest quality tea and spices from sustainable farms in India.