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a glass of masala chai topped with star anise

Masala Chai (Indian Spiced Tea) Recipe

I’m going back to basics with my easy masala chai recipe. Masala chai is a milky Indian tea which is flavoured with sugar and spice!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 110kcal
Author Shivani Raja


  • 1 cup/ 250 ml Milk of choice
  • 2/3 cup/ 200 ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Sugar or natural sweetener of choice
  • 2 tsp Tea Leaves or 2 tea bags
  • 3/4 tsp Chai Masala*


  • Add the milk, water, tea leaves, chai masala and sugar to a small saucepan. Whisk to combine.
  • Cook on medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • After 5 minutes, turn the heat up to medium-high and watch the chai boil. Once the chai just rises to the top of the saucepan, turn off the heat.
  • Strain the chai into your favourite mug. Enjoy hot, cookies mandatory.


*This is the chai masala I use.
Leftover chai can be left in the saucepan and reheated when desired. Alternatively, serve the cold chai over ice!