Tea To Tango
Tea To Tango

To treat your guests, adding energy to your group discussions or just enjoying a good time with friends or near ones, sipping tea is considered an unavoidable ritual! You can swear by with a cup of masala chai which can never go wrong with any discussion, chat or just for a chilled out me time!  

Here’s a simple recipe to make a special cup of Masala Chai. Make your evening special any day with this cuppa full of goodness.   


  • 1/ 2 tablespoons black tea (or 1–2 tea bags)
  • 1/ 2 cup Purabi milk
  • 3–5 cardamon pods
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise (optional)
  • 4–5 peppercorns (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2–3 slices ginger (skins ok)
  • ½ cinnamon stick, split lengthwise (use your fingers to separate)
  • 2–3 teaspoons (or more or less) maple syrup, honey, sugar or alternative


  • Lightly crush cardamon, cloves, star anise and peppercorns and place in a small pot with 1 cup of water. Add ginger (crushed a bit), cinnamon and black tea. 
  • Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let seep 10 minutes.
  • Add milk. Bring to a simmer once more, turn off heat.
  • Sweeten, taste, strain into a glass.

You can follow this recipe for a fresh and strong flavor of chai. Or make your own homemade masala chai powder and store it in a dry container which has a long shelf life. People who like to make masala chai more often can opt for this option.

What will you need:

  • Tea leaves 4 teaspoons
  • Black peppercorns 16
  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick
  • Cloves 4
  • Green cardamoms 4
  • Dry ginger 1 teaspoon
  • Milk 2 cups
  • Sugar 4 teaspoons (as per taste)


Step 1

Dry grind all the masala ingredients to a fine powder. Let it cool completely then sieve.

Step 2

Store in an airtight container. Use the masala as and when required to make tea.

Step 3

To make tea, mix two cups of milk and two cups of water and bring to a boil. Add tea leaves and chai masala.

Step 4

Let it boil for a minute, add sugar. When it comes to a boil, lower heat and let it simmer for two minutes.

Step 5

Strain and serve tea piping hot with your choice of snacks.