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authentic indian masala chai tea

Authentic Indian Masala Chai Tea

Masala chai is a cinnamon-spiced chai tea made with milk. It's an authentic Indian drink and it's deliciously warming.
4.66 from 35 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 cup
Calories 199 kcal


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 7 green cardamom pods
  • 1.5 tsp ginger finely minced
  • sweetener of choice as much as needed


  • Measure out milk and microwave for 60 seconds.
  • Add all the spices and tea to a pot and add the warmed milk.
  • Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the milk starts to look tan/brown. The longer you leave it the stronger the flavor will be. Be sure to stir to prevent it from burning to the bottom of the pan.
  • Strain the spices and tea bag out and stir in any sweetener you may use. Maple syrup is my preference.
  • Enjoy while hot!


Serving: 1cupSodium: 110mgCalcium: 329mgVitamin C: 3mgVitamin A: 395IUSugar: 12gFiber: 4gPotassium: 479mgCholesterol: 24mgCalories: 199kcalSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 9gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 23gIron: 2mg
Keyword authentic chai tea, indian masala chai, masala chai
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