Indian Masala Chai

Indian-Masala-Cha
In India, chai is more than just a cup of tea to start the day. Chai is the answer to a hectic day at work, the perfect "warm" ice-breaker for social awkwardness, or the go-to drink for coping with stress. Chai can be enjoyed in all seasons with friends, family, or just by yourself.

Ingredients

 ¾ cup water
 1 tablespoon loose tea or 2 tea bags
 2-3 tablespoons coconut sugar
 2 to 3 cardamom pods, slit open or crushed
 1 to 1½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
 ½ teaspoon tea masala (easily available in any Indian grocery store)
 2 cups oat milk

Instructions

1

In a saucepan on medium-high heat, pour water, tea, coconut sugar, cardamom pods. ginger and tea masala.

2

Let it boil for 5 minutes, which will enhance and meld all of the flavors.

3

After 5 minutes add the oat milk, and bring it to a gentle boil. Do not overboil.

Remove from the stove, strain, and serve.

Serves: 2 to 3

Note:
For this recipe, oat milk is highly recommended to get the consistency just right. Almond and soy milk can leave an aftertaste and have a watery consistency.

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Ingredients

 ¾ cup water
 1 tablespoon loose tea or 2 tea bags
 2-3 tablespoons coconut sugar
 2 to 3 cardamom pods, slit open or crushed
 1 to 1½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
 ½ teaspoon tea masala (easily available in any Indian grocery store)
 2 cups oat milk

Directions

1

In a saucepan on medium-high heat, pour water, tea, coconut sugar, cardamom pods. ginger and tea masala.

2

Let it boil for 5 minutes, which will enhance and meld all of the flavors.

3

After 5 minutes add the oat milk, and bring it to a gentle boil. Do not overboil.

Remove from the stove, strain, and serve.

Serves: 2 to 3

Note:
For this recipe, oat milk is highly recommended to get the consistency just right. Almond and soy milk can leave an aftertaste and have a watery consistency.

Indian Masala Chai