How to make the perfect cup of Masala Chai?
Preparing chai is different from steeping tea and is similar to cooking. Therefore, we often tell people that making chai is like making a dish and we have the perfect recipe. Follow the easy steps below for the most delicious cup.
- Mix 1 cup (8 fl oz or 240 ml) water with ½ cup milk or milk substitute (4 fl-oz or 120 ml) in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- Switch off the heat and put a lid on the saucepan for 2 minutes to allow the chai to rest.
- Strain into a mug and enjoy!
Chaiwala Tigers Tips:
- For milk substitutes, we find oat milk to work best in chai.
- If you can tolerate dairy, of all the milk options, whole milk works best as it gives a nice, rich cup.
- Traditional masala chai is typically prepared very sweet, although this can be adjusted to personal preference. The best time to add sugar is when chai leaves are being added to the boiling liquid.
- Traditionally chai has sugar as the sweetener, and we do prefer ours with granulated or cane sugar, but feel free to try other sweeteners to see which one you like most.
- Chai can be made and cooled in the refrigerator to be served cold or enjoyed over ice.