Spiced Indian Milk Tea

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Spiced Indian Milk Tea

Spiced Indian milk tea, also known as "chai," is a popular drink in India and many other Asian countries. This spiced infusion is made with black tea, milk, and a blend of traditional spices like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper, and is appreciated for its warm and comforting flavors. In this recipe, we'll show you how to prepare your own spiced Indian milk tea at home using simple and readily available ingredients. Served hot, this spiced tea is perfect for warming up on chilly days or relaxing in the evening.


  • 7 green cardamom pods
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 10g fresh ginger
  • 500g medium-fat milk
  • 500g water
  • 40g brown sugar, amount can be adjusted according to individual preferences
  • 2 pinches freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 pinches cinnamon powder
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons high-quality black tea, such as Ceylon or Assam

Preparation steps

  1. Crush the cardamom pods, fennel seeds, and fresh ginger using a mortar and pestle or a blender.
  2. In a saucepan, add the milk, water, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns, and the crushed spice mixture. Mix well.
  3. Heat over medium heat and let it boil for about 8 minutes.
  4. Add the black tea and let it steep for about 5 minutes.
  5. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve to remove the spices and tea leaves.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious spiced Indian milk tea.
  7. Store the syrup in an airtight container or bottle.

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