Masala Chai

A decadent chai, made with rich, exotic Indian spices. This blend carries the goodness of earthy Indian spices

What is Masala Chai?

The term "chai" originated from the Hindustani word "chai", which was derived from the Chinese word for tea, known as "cha". A blend of Organic Assam Tea with dry organic spices that include Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger, Cinnamon and Nutmeg making a cup of strong Assam masala chai. Chai is a flavored tea beverage which is popular in India. Almost every household in India has chai for breakfast and with evening snacks. The most traditional recipes call for green cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger, and black peppercorns together with CTC tea, milk and sugar. In most forms of tea, the tea is brewed in water and milk is added later. This aromatic beverage originated in India but has now gained immense popularity worldwide.

Ingredients of Masala chai





Ginger is a cousin of turmeric and is a flowering perennial plant with a root that is used in cooking both raw and dried and ground into ginger powder. Aids digestion and is effective in curing cold, flu and body aches.


Cinnamon comes from the bark of the Cinnamomum tree species. Helps cure indigestion, heartburn and lowers blood pressure.


Cloves are small flower buds from a tree in the Myrtaceae family. An energizing herb; cloves are an effective stimulant and aromatic for the lungs and stomach.


Cardamom is a strong spice made from the small pods of the Zingiberaceae plant species, which is grown in India and Southern Asia. Cures indigestion and other digestive problems.

Black Pepper

The ground spice made from the peppercorn fruit from the Piperaceae plant, which is native to Southern India. Antibacterial and antioxidant properties.


Nutmeg is made from the ground seed of the Myristica tree, an evergreen tree found in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. Aids digestion helps in the elimination of toxins from the body.


Health Benefits of Masala Tea

Prevents Cold and Nasal Congestion - The anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and anti-bacterial properties of masala tea prevent colds and nasal congestion. The immunity-boosting clove and ginger will also help you keep cough away.

Anti-inflammatory Properties - All the spices used in the making of this beverage work together and have a profound effect on the body. Masala tea has anti-inflammatory effects derived mostly from ginger.

Boosts Energy - Black tea is the basic ingredient of the masala chai. It has caffeine that will boost your energy. The spices along with the black tea release balanced energy that is just the kick you need to start your day off.

Boosts Immunity - It is very good for the immune system. The clove and cinnamon will make you stronger. It creates a line of defence that does not allow infections to pass through. This medicinal quality of this tasty drink makes it one of the most popular health beverages out there.

Aids in Digestion - The spices used in masala tea, especially clove, elaichi, and tulsi aid in the digestion process. When ginger is added to the mixture, its effects become more medicinal.

Anti-oxidizing Properties - The base of masala tea is black tea. It has very strong antioxidizing properties. The elaichi and clove used in the drink are also known to reduce the cholesterol level.

Controlling Blood Pressure - Masala tea can also help in dealing with problems relating to blood pressure. If you have fluctuations in your blood pressure, masala tea may be the solution for you.

Improves Metabolism - Fast metabolism is very important to be fit and healthy. It is a sign that all the organs in the body are working well. More importantly, it indicates that the food is being digested well and is being used efficiently by the body. The entire digestion process can be improved by having masala tea on a daily basis. This is sure to increase the metabolism of the body in a short time.

Prevents Bloating - Due to poor diet, the food we eat is not always digested easily. The compounds in masala tea aid indigestion. By enhancing the digestion, this beverage prevents excess air or water from being dragged into the stomach.





MASALA CHAI - Spiced Assam - Black Tea Bags

MASALA CHAI - Spiced - Assam CTC – Loose Black Tea



Masala Chai Recipe

For Loose Tea

Step 1 - Place masala tea in a pre-warm teapot, pour freshly boiled water and brew for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2 - Serve tea through a strainer.

Step 3 - Recommended to drink black to savour the delicate aroma.

Step 4 - However sugar, milk, lemon and honey may be added as per taste.


For Tea Bag

Step 1 - Take a teabag of Craft House Special Tea. Dip it in the cup.

Step 2 - Add fresh boiling water. Leave to infuse for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3 - Remove the bag and enjoy! Add sugar or honey to taste.


Traditional Masala Chai recipe

Step 1 - Take ½ inch cinnamon, 2 to 3 green cardamoms, 2 cloves and 1-inch ginger in a mortar-pestle.

Step 2 - Crush coarsely and keep aside.

Step 3 - In a saucepan or a small pan with a handle, heat 2 cups water (500 ml).

Step 4 - Let the water come to a boil and then add the crushed spices. If you want you can even add a generous pinch of nutmeg powder along with the spices.

Step 5 - Boil the spices along with the water for 2 to 3 minutes. Add sugar as per taste.

Step 6 - Now add 2 teaspoons Assam tea. Boil for a minute. This boiling time depends on how strong you want your tea.

Step 7 - Add ¼ cup milk. Add more milk if required. The tea will get a grainy texture.

Step 8 - After adding milk boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 9 - Pour the masala tea through a tea strainer directly in the cup.

Step 10 - Serve masala chai hot with some Indian snacks or Indian cookies or biscuits