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    Indian Masala Chai

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    15 mins

    10 mins

    5 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    There are many versions of this tea. This is a good one from Food & Wine magazine. This would also make lovely gifts. Just package up the dry ingredients and write out the directions!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a mortar, crush the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon, or use a coffee grinder.
    2. 2
      Transfer the crushed spices to a small saucepan, add the water, ginger and pepper and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Remove from the heat and add the tea.
    6. 6
      Cover and let steep for 3 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stir the chai, then strain it into a warmed teapot or directly into teacups.
    8. 8
      Enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 16, 2014

      55

      Brilliant! A quick suggestion - using coarsely powdered dry (dehydrated) ginger instead of fresh ginger would impart a very wholesome spicy flavour. Magically clears blocked sinuses and soothes the throat as well. <br/>Replace 1/4 tsp fresh ginger with 1/8 tsp (or a pinch) of dry ginger.

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    • on May 15, 2013

      55

      Very nice indeed, nice spiciness to it. Next batch I'll try with honey. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on March 04, 2012

      55

      This is a perfect base recipe! I had to use cardamom seeds as opposed to pods so I guessed at how many and used 16 (I looked online and saw that a pod can have 8-12 seeds). I love cardamom and that was a good amount for me. I think next time I will increase the ginger and/or pepper since a like a little more bite. I also used 4 tea bags in place of the loose tea and that seemed to work well. I've been searching for a good chia tea recipe. Thanks, Sharon123 for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Indian Masala Chai

    Serving Size: 1 (888 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 89.0
     
    Calories from Fat 20
    22%
    Total Fat 2.2 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 8.5 mg
    2%
    Sodium 40.7 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 15.7 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 12.5 g
    50%
    Protein 2.0 g
    4%

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    cardamom pods

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