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How to Brew Masala Chai

How to Brew Masala Chai

To call the masala chai a treat would be an understatement. Within a cup of masala chai you have a whole ecosystem of flavors, aromas, tastes and experiences.

This Indian tea does not have a single formalized or set recipe or preparation method. It is said each family has their own recipe and way of tea preparation.


ingredient of masala chai

Brew Time: 8 mins; Servings: 2 cups


  • 1 pouch Qi Aerista Ceylon No. 1 tea blend
  • 1.5 cups water (345ml/12oz) 
  • 1 cup whole milk (230ml/8oz)
  • 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 and tea pouch in Qi Aerista IoTea Brewer.
  2. Tap ‘Strong' mode (95C/203F, 8 mins) to brew.
  3. Put all the spices and ginger slices in a microwave-safe container.  Microwave the mixture at medium-power for 10 seconds.
  4. 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.
  5. Drain out the solids and pour the milk into 2 cups. Add the hot tea over the milk. The ratio of milk to tea is about 1:1. Enjoy! 

spices in milk

draining the spice out from the milk

pouring the tea over the milk


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