You can enjoy so much more than the usual black tea with milk. There are many different types of teas that you can try and like. We love Indian masala tea.
What is masala tea, and how can you make it yourself? Check out our guide to learn more about this tasty tea.
What is masala tea made from?
Masala tea was first created in South Asia, where families enjoyed it in their homes. The idea of masala spread quickly throughout the world. The concept of masala tea spread not only to homes but also to commercial outlets.
While “normal” black tea teas are made only of that, masala tea has a few delicious additions. Masala tea is spiced, and the taste is enhanced.
Masala tea ingredients list
The ingredients used to make masala tea will vary from region to region. You can expect black tea, crushed cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.
The spices in masala tea give it its distinctive flavor.
What is the difference between masala tea and chai?
Many people ask if masala tea and chai are the same. There are similarities between the two, but their main difference is that chai does not contain spices.
Prepare masala tea at Home.
In India, masala tea is prepared in almost all homes. Each household has its recipe. Some people prefer their black tea in a particular way. You need to know the best way to prepare it to enjoy it with your family.
You can start with a black tea base and then add the spices you want to make a beautiful, warming masala tea.
We like to make masala tea with the following mix
Ten cardamom pods, crushed lightly
Cinnamon stick in small pieces
Peel and slice one teaspoon of ginger.
Black tea bag
Bring water to a boil
Add the teabag (you can also use leaves if you like) and herbs. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
Add milk and sugar, and simmer for 2-3 more minutes.
Pour into a cup using a filter. Relax and enjoy!
Make masala tea with no milk
If you do not drink milk, can you still make masala tea?
You can drink masala tea even without milk. The tea is similar to a traditional one in that it can also be served without the milk. You should add more water than in the recipe above.
You can always add milk-free dairy to your tea to make it creamy and lighter. It is up to you. The spice mixture will still provide a tasty flavor.
Make spicy tea masala.
Masala tea is meant to be mildly spiced. However, some people like their tea spicier than usual. You can always increase the spice level of your tea by adding more ginger or cinnamon. Be aware, however, that these ingredients will change the taste of your tea.
Masala Lemon Tea Recipe
Do you like the idea of adding some citrus to your masala? You’re in luck because masala lemon is now a thing. It tastes amazing. This tea is made by making masala tea as usual, then adding the spices of your choice to make it black tea.
When you’re ready to serve your tea, add some lemon juice and honey to make it as sweet as you like.
Masala Tea Spice Mix Recipe
You can mix your masala spice and add it to your tea anytime. We have already said that masala tea can be spiced according to your liking. If you want to prepare the spice mixture in advance, here are the ingredients you will need:
Cardamom powder, two teaspoons
Allspice, two teaspoons
Nutmeg, two teaspoons
Four teaspoons of ground cinnamon
Cloves, two teaspoons
Ginger, six teaspoons
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