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Chai Masala & Chai Tea



2 portion(s)

Chai Masala (use ¼ tsp per mug of tea)

  • 2 tbsp green cardamon pods
  • tbsp Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 4 tbsp Ground Dry Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves Powder

Chai Tea (2 mugs)

  • 1/2 tsp Chai Masala
  • 2 tsp Black Tea Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence or extract, (optional)
  • 2 to 4 tsp sugar, (to taste) or 1/2 this amount of Natvia or another Stevia/Erythritol natural sweetener
  • 250 g water
  • 250 g Milk, (can be a non-dairy milk)
  • 250 g water, (additional)
  • 35 g milk powder, full cream or skim

Recipe's preparation

    Chai Masala (use ¼ tsp per mug of tea)
  1. Chai Masala is the name for a mixture of spices used in Indian households. Chai is the Hindi word for tea, while Masala is the Hindi word for spice. This mixture of spices is simmered (brewed) together with tea leaves, sugar, milk and water to make a spiced tea drink. The spiced tea drink is enjoyed throughout India, and is also taken medicinally by young and old to fight colds and sore throats.

    The spice mixture known as Chai Masala can also be used in baking as a nice addition to spiced cakes such as carrot cake, tea cakes and fruit cakes.


    For western taste-buds the amount of black pepper has been halved.

    (1) Place all the spices in the TM bowl.

    Grind 1 min / speed 10.

    (2) Store ground and mixed spices in air-tight jar in a dark cupboard.
  2. Chai Tea (2 mugs)
  3. Chai Tea is not traditionally made with vanilla. The vanilla, however, is a nice addition and it also mellows the tea for western taste-buds. We drink this chai tea every day in our household, and we always include the vanilla.

    (1) Place all ingredients in TM bowl (except milk powder if using). Brew tea 9 min / 80 degrees / speed Gentle stir setting.

    (2) Only if using milk powder: add milk powder to TM bowl

    and mix 2 sec / speed 4.

    (3) Pour the tea through a strainer into your mugs.

    (Straining is necessary to remove the tea leaves.)

    (4) Serve immediately. Enjoy your tea!


    The spices are at the bottom.

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Also suitable for TM5.

Chai Tea can also be made with Rooibos for a caffeine free alternative. Substitute 1 tsp of Rooibos for each 1 tsp of Black Tea.


Times to brew varying amounts of Chai Tea are as follows:

1 mug   -   250g liquid - 7½ min

2 mugs -   500g liquid - 9 min (as per recipe)

3 mugs -   750g liquid - 11 min

4 mugs - 1000g liquid - 13 min

5 mugs - 1250g liquid - 15 min

6 mugs - 1500g liquid - 17 min

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  • sorry forgot to rate it

    Submitted by Linny51 on 18. May 2016 - 10:11.

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  • Love the intense flavours in

    Submitted by Linny51 on 18. May 2016 - 10:10.

    Love the intense flavours in this. thanks. it is my new favorite recipe

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