masala chai | tea
One of the main things I miss from India is the unbelievable masala chai they make. Like, literally unreal. So I tried my best to make something similar and it ended up pretty damn good!
x1 cinnamon stick - split in half
x5 cardamon pods - slightly crushed
x1 star of anise
x3 whole cloves
x5 whole peppercorns
a pinch of nutmeg - a good pinch though be brave
x2 tablespoons of sugar - this is really just a case of preference, I love my tea very sweet! So if you don't like sweet tea so much then just put in a pinch
x2 cups of your milk of choice - oat milk is really nice with this but soy or dairy milks work fab too
x2 black teabags
1 - if you haven't already slightly crush the cardamom pods, split your cinnamon stick and measure out two cups of your milk.
2 - combine everything in a pan EXCEPT the sugar and nutmeg.
3 - simmer on low to medium heat (or around 5 if your hob has numbers) for around ten minutes. The pan should look like this:
4 - add in the sugar and nutmeg and simmer for another 5 minutes until it looks like this:
5 - strain in a fancy teapot or through a sieve and voila!