Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A simpler chai tea recipe, from Etsy's Kitty Greenwald. She says: To use spices for infusions, cracking them releases their oils, but toasting isn’t necessary. Traditionally, masala chai has less milk. Feel free to add more milk or extra sweetener.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With mortar and pestle, crush the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon.
  2. Place crushed spices in a small saucepan with the water, ginger and peppercorns and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea. Let the tea steep, covered, for 3 minutes.
  4. To serve, strain chai into a warmed teapot or cups.


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Very easy chai recipe. Loved the black pepper in this. Will be making this again. Made for Spring 2014 PAC.

Outta Here April 16, 2014

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