A dash of Masala Tea Powder can make your cup of Tea and morning more interesting and beautiful. <3
It won’t be wrong to say Tea is a National beverage of India. This is the most common welcoming drink in almost every household to serve to your friends, guests, relatives. Tea is such a beautiful companion when you are having a bad day- have a nice strong cup of tea, when you are having a good day- share a cup of tea with your loved ones, when unexpected or expected guests arrived, when you are sick- nothing feels better than a strong cup of Masala tea, to shoo away the bad mood, to overcome that groggy mornings…the list is endless for Indians. I can go on and on. 😛
There is no thumb rule to make Masala Tea Powder. Masala Chai can be made in so many flavors to suit’s ones liking. A handful of green cardamoms, a few cloves, a spoon full of black peppercorns and a bit of this and etc, can kick-start your dull mornings. Every household has its own version of Masala Tea and they all taste good in their own way.
These spices have a lot of benefits and you can have this cup of Masala Chai during Monsoon or Winters to keep your body warm and prevents cold, though we Indians are addicted to it and can have it in any season. Holding a warm cup of tea in cold winter days is pure BLISS! 😀 It’s been a week I have not seen the sun and today it’s raining which made me prepare this Masala Tea Powder.
Like I always say, nothing beats the taste of freshly grounded homemade masala. Ditch the store-bought Tea Masala and make your own at home with your choice of spices and adjust the measurement of spices according to your likings.
Serves- ½ Cup masala (loosely packed)
- 1/4 cup cinnamon stick
- 2 Tbsp green cardamom
- 2 Tsp Cloves
- Tsp black peppercorns
- 2 Tsp dry ginger powder
- 1 Tsp nutmeg powder
- 1 Tsp dried and crushed Tulsi leaves
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Step 1- Take the whole spices (cinnamon stick, green cardamoms, cloves, and black peppercorns) in a grinder jar and grind to a coarse or smooth powder
Step 2- Transfer the coarse mixture to a bowl. Add dried and crushed Tulsi leaves, dry ginger powder and nutmeg powder to the mixture and using a spoon combine well. Store this masala powder in an airtight jar up to 45days to 2months
To make masala tea ( 2 cups of tea)
Step 1- Take 1 cup water in a saucepan and add ¼tsp of chai masala powder and 2 ½ tsp of tea leaves. Let it simmer on medium-low flame for 4-5mins or until the water reduces to half
Step 2- Add 1 ½ cup milk and simmer it for 5-6mins or more. Tea tastes best when simmered on low flame 😉
Step 3- Add sugar as required and bring it to boil on high flame for 2-3mins. Turn off the flame. Strain and serve hot