The aromas wafting out of this cup are fantastic, spicy enough to wake you up before you even take a sip.
“Masala Chai” simply means “mixed-spice tea,” and across North India it can be found in countless local secret-recipe variations. The most common combination is cinnamon, cardamom, clove, nutmeg, and black pepper. These five spices, sometimes called “panch masala” (literally “five mixed-spice”), also provided the name for exotically-spiced fruit “punch” and are ubiquitous in Indian cooking, especially sweets.
Steeping Time: 3 Minutes
Water Temp: 212 F