Easy masala chai can be made quickly with a ready-made homemade spice mix. Masala chai is a mix of spices blended with black tea. This authentic recipe makes a delicious chai.
Quick and Easy Masala Chai
Masala chai is a powerful blend of tea, herbs, and spices cherished for centuries in India. Some people think it’s too complicated to make but I will show you an authentic, quick and easy masala chai that you can make at home anytime.
Masala means ‘mixture of spice’ in Hindi. Chai rhymes with ‘pie’. Chai is the word for tea in many parts of the world. So when we mistakenly say ‘chai tea’ in America, we are really saying ‘tea tea’. Masala chai is simply tea (chai) with a spice mix (masala).
This sweet spiced tea from India is made from rich black tea and spices. Each blend is unique but most include cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. Traditional Indian chai spice blends are designed to promote health and peace of mind.
Tea is to the body as music is to the soul.” – Earlene Grey
The more I learn about chai the more benefits I find in this delicious blend of tea, herbs, and spices. It has transformed a love of tea for many.