I have tried many store bought “masala chai” teas and I thought they were great, until my lovely aunt shared her recipe with me for from scratch masala chai, my goodness it is like a warm hug. You know the kind your Gran gives you. So good!

Masala Chai recipe
5 green cardamom pods
3 whole cloves
1 star anise
5 peppercorns
1 cup of water
2–3 slices ginger
½ cinnamon stick
1–2 black tea bags
1 cup milk of your choice

1. Crush cardamom, cloves, star anise and peppercorns until powder form and place in a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Add your fresh ginger, cinnamon stick and tea bags.

2. Add the milk and bring to a boil, then remove from the heat, bring to a boil once more before serving. Add sugar according to taste and enjoy!

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