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2 cups of chai with masala omelette on toast

Best Chai Tea

Fragrant, Aromatic Authentic Indian Masala Chai

Course Breakfast, Tea
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Authentic Chai, Chai Nashta, Chai Paani, Chai Tea, Indian Masala Chai, Indian Tea, KAdak Chai, Masala Chai
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 140 kcal
Author Safira


  • 350 ml Water
  • 6 Green Cardamom Pods slightly cracked open
  • 4 Cloves
  • 8 Black Pepper whole
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick large
  • 1.5 inch Ginger grated
  • 3 tsp Tea Leaves or 3 Tea Bags
  • 2 - 4 tsp Sugar adjust to taste
  • 180 ml Milk


  1. Heat up water in a pot on high heat. 

  2. Meanwhile crack open the cardamom seeds and gather remaining spices. At this point you can either grind them in a pestle and motor or coffee grinder or leave them whole like I do.

  3. Add the spices to the water. Grate the ginger in.

  4. Once the water comes to a boil, add the tea leaves/bags and boil for a minute before adding the sugar. 

  5. Pour in the milk and  bring the tea to a boil before turning the heat back down to low.

  6. At this stage you can continue to simmer for a little longer or turn the heat off and strain into cups.  

Recipe Notes

You can add other spices such as star anise, fennel. 

Adjust spices to your taste. You will come to know your personal preference over time.

You can also adjust the milk to water ratio to your preference.

You can lightly toast the spices in a pan beforehand to enhance the aroma/flavour.

Nutrition Facts
Best Chai Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 261mg7%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 146IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.