How to Make Masala Chai – Two Ways

written by Mirriam Seddiq
11 · 27 · 22

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How to Make Masala Chai
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Is there nothing quite like a warm cup of masala chai on a cold day? This spicy, sweet tea is the perfect drink to cozy up with. But how do you make masala chai? It’s pretty easy!

This article will show you two simple ways to make this delicious tea. So whether you’re an experienced chai lover or just starting, you’ll be able to make your perfect cup of masala chai in no time.

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What is Masala Chai?

Masala chai is a tea made with spices. The spices can vary depending on the recipe but typically include cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper. The tea can be brewed with milk and sugar, resulting in a creamy and sweet beverage.

Masala chai is enjoyed in many countries worldwide and is often served as a warm drink on cold days.

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How to Make this Chai two Ways

We have a brand new brand partner, Red Rooster Coffee, that makes the most delicious loose black tea. We use their black tea as a base for our masala chai recipe. The printable recipe is below.

It is straightforward; you will infuse your black tea with spices, add sugar, and let it steep.

Want to make it the easy way? Red Rooster has a pre-made masala chai mix you can buy right off the shelf! You need to add your water and have masala chai, and voila.

By the way, I heat my water at a higher temperature than advised on the package, but if you serve Afghan tea at any temperature slightly below boiling, they will complain. 🙂

Serve with some Afghan Creme Rolls or qatlama.

Printable How to Make Masala Chai Recipe

As always, we make this recipe easy to print and replicate. I suggest you watch the video if you have any questions. Also, leave a comment. I always respond.

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  • Author: Mirriam Seddiq


This is how to make Masala Chai.


High-Quality Black Tea

Jaggery or Sugar to Taste

Fresh Ginger

Cinnamon Stick


Grated Nutmeg

Cardamom Pods

Black Peppercorns


1. Heat your black tea in your kettle (or however you do it)

2. Put your spices in your diffuser; if you don’t have one, use a cheesecloth to wrap all the spices in and drop in your tea as it steeps.

3. Next, I highly recommend using jaggery. You can use regular sugar, but it just isn’t the same.

4. Let your chai steep to your desire. Longer steep, more robust flavor. And adjust the sugar to your liking.


Serve with some Afghan Creme Rolls.

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Mirriam Seddiq

I am Mirriam Z. Seddiq, the Afghan Cook. I was born in Afghanistan and came to America as a when I was 18 months old. I am a criminal defense, personal injury, and immigration attorney. I started the first Muslim American Woman Political Action Committee, once owned a coffee shop and a restaurant, and currently am the CEO of the Komak Foundation which focuses its efforts on helping Afghan refugees.

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  1. Eric Montana

    Hello mirriam,
    i just tried making masala chai using your recipe and it turned out amazing! The combination of spices and tea leaves was perfect and the instructions were easy to follow.
    I especially loved the tip about heating the water at a higher temperature than advised on the package. I’ll definitely be making this again and serving it with some Afghan Creme Rolls or qatlama.
    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

    • Mirriam Seddiq

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