During winters “He” cannot start his morning without masale wali chai, I should frame it this way he cannot start his day without a hot cup of chai (Tea) whereas for me it is just the opposite I cannot start my day without a glass of hot water and then during breakfast I want steaming cup of strong cappuccino.
You must be surprised to know that I have never tasted milk tea in my life, I am not exaggerating, it is true….when I was a kid my mother never gave us tea it was always a glass of milk with health drinks or cornflakes and all those years it became habit while I was a teenager she used to add a teaspoon of coffee once in a while in my milk so that is how I was introduced to coffee and slowly years passed and I never felt the urge to taste milk tea or make it part of my eating habits. But I love the aroma of spiced milk tea, all the aromatic spices – cinnamon, cloves, cardamom together create magical chai ka masala (tea spice).
This year for the first time I made Tea Masala at home luckily I had all the ingredients required in hand. A dash of Tea Masala can be used in cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, trifles or pumpkin cake, instead of opening different jars of spices it is always easy to add a teaspoon of Tea Masala.
Chai Ka Masala Recipe
Learn how to make Chai ka Masala (Tea Spice) from scratch with few basic whole spices.
- 2 Tbsp ginger powder
- 2 Tbsp green cardamom
- 1 Tsp nutmeg grated
- 1 tsp cloves
- 1 1/2 Tsp black peppercorns
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- In a dry grinder powder cardamom, cloves and peppercorns. While grinding if few green shreds of cardamom remain intact, it is absolutely fine.
- Mix in all the ingredients until combined well.
- Store in clean and dry container at room temperature.
- Feel free to experiment with the proportions depending on the flavors you like most.