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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

Ingredients:

  • 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

 Directions:

  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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