Masala tea recipe




  • 3 tablespoons loose-leaf Assam or Ceylon tea
  • 20 green cardamon pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole pieces of star anise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups milk


  1. Bring water and spices to a boil together in a sauce pan. Once the mixture reaches a boil, turn down the heat and allow it to simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Add milk and tea to the water-and-spice mixture. Let simmer for 1 minute, then remove from heat and let steep for 2 minutes.
  3. Use a sieve to remove spices when pouring into cups to serve.
  4. Sweeten to your preference.