How to Make: Cutting Masala Chai

Monsoons and chai are a packaged deal!

A lot can happen over a cup of tea. Chai is an emotion in India. The beauty of chai is that it is comforting to drink and made with a diverse mix of spices that strengthens the aroma and flavour of the tea. It is the catalyst for good conversations. Every house has their very own version of this must have beverage - from Cutting chai to flavoured green tea.

One of our all-time favourite tea blends is our cutting masala chai that's made with some of the most aromatic spices we know: fennel, mace, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaf, ginger, and rose petals!

Brewing a cup of this chai can be as easy as mixing a few teaspoons of loose leaf tea in hot water or as complex as grinding fresh, home grown spices like ginger and elaichi. 

While chai at tapri is an emotion, you can make a cup of this cutting chai successfully at home. Here is a quick and easy step-by-step guide to make an enjoyable cup of cutting chai, at any time of the day!

Here's what you'll need-

  1. Loose-leaf Cutting Masala Chai
  2. A large pan
  3. 300 ml of water
  4. 120 ml of milk
  5. Infuser teapot and a kulhad cup (earthen cup)

The process of making chai is a mix of science and art. You need the perfect timing and the perfect mixture to have the best cup. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Take a large pan and measure and add water to boil

Step 2: Add 3-4 Teaspoon loose leaf tea to the pan

Step 3: Stir the pan continuously after adding tea and bring the concoction to a boiling point

Step 4: Add milk to the pan and boil to colour. Stir the pan continuously to allow the heat to evaporate

Step 5: Strain the tea in an infuser tea pot

Step 6: Pour the tea in a kulhad cup and add a dash of milk (optional)

Step 7: Serve with fritters and snacks

What's your favourite tea and how do you like to brew it? 

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