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How to Brew Masala Chai

How to Brew Masala Chai

A warm cup of chai made with freshly grated spices and ginger is all we need to cozy us up through the cold winter days.

ingredient of chai latte


  • 2 cups (460ml/16oz) water 
  • 1 cup (230ml/8oz) milk
  • 4 teaspoons (9 grams) CTC or Ceylon (fanning and dust grades) black tea
  • 4 slices ginger
  • 8 whole cardamons
  • 8 whole cloves (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon grated cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg (optional)
  • Sugar to taste


  1. Add water into the glass pot of the Qi Aerista IoTea Brewer.
  2. Add tea leaves inside tea filters. Then put into the infuser.
  3. Tap ‘Strong' mode (95C/203F, 8 mins) to start brewing.
  4. Put all the spices and ginger slices in a microwave-safe container. Microwave the container at medium-power for 10 seconds.
  5. Pour the milk into the container and add sugar. Microwave the mixture at medium-power. Pause the microwave and stir the mixture every 15 seconds until steam starts to rise.
  6. Drain out the spices and ginger slices and pour the remaining milk into 2 mugs.
  7. Pour the hot tea over the milk, stir well and ensure the proportion of milk and tea is 1:1. Enjoy!

(Prep Time: 12 mins, Servings: 2)

spices in milk

draining the spice out from the milk

pouring the tea over the milk




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