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Masala Tea

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Category: Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 6 c Cold Water
  • 1/3 c Milk (or to taste)
  • 1 3" stick Cinnamon
  • 6 Whole Green Cardamons
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 12 Black Peppercorn (opt)
  • 12 ts Sugar (or to taste)
  • 6 ts Leaf Tea (heaping) OR
  • -9 tea bags (orange pekoe)


Combine water and milk in adeep pan, and bring to a boil. Add the
spices and sugar. Stir to blend, and turn off the heat. Cover the pan, and
let the spices soak for at least 10 minutes.
Add the tea leaves or tea bags, and bring the water to a second boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover, check the color
and taste, and if desired add more milk and sugar. Strain the tea into a
warm teapot, and serve immediately.

Note: This is the way traditional spiced tea is made. You may, however,
omit the milk or sugar, or both, in which case reduce the quantity of tea
to 2 heaping teaspoons or 3 tea bags.

Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni

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