Chai Spice

all about masala chai

Masala Chai, meaning "tea with spices" in Hindi, is a black tea simmered with spices with milk added for a delicious, cozy drink.

Chai spice is therefore the blend of spices that's used for making masala chai

chai spice

This small batch homemade chai spice is the perfect blend of green cardamom, black peppercorn, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, nutmeg, and star anise. Add it to black tea for a fragrant cup of masala chai or to your fall baked goods.

Prep Time: 5min


– 20 g green cardamom – 15 g black peppercorn – 15 g ground ginger – 15 g cinnamon – 5 g cloves – 2 g mace, optional – 1 g nutmeg – 1 g star anise, optional

Add all the ingredients to a spice grinder and grind until it's all powder

masala chai

Make a cup of Masala Chai with your homemade chai spice.

Cook Time: 10 Min


– 2 cups water – 2 teaspoon loose leaf black tea – 2 cardamom pods – 1 clove – 1 inch knob of ginger, – ¼ teaspoon black peppercorn,  – ½ cinnamon stick – 1 cup whole milk – 2 teaspoon sugar


infuse the water with spices

Add chai spice or the lightly smashed whole spices and black tea leaves to a pot of boiling water. Allow the tea and spices to release flavor



Pour in the milk of your choice and bring it to a rolling boil to get ready for the double boil


double boil

Bring the chai to a boil, so that it starts aerating and bubbling to the top. Remove from heat until the bubbles come down. Bring it to a boil again. Remove from heat a 2nd time until the bubbles go back down.


Strain and serve

Simmer the chai until desired consistency and color. Remove from heat. – Strain the chai with a sieve into a tea pot. Mix in the sugar and serve with Parle-G biscuits.

I've spent my entire life drinking chai and can't think of anything I love more to relax. I hope you love it as much as I do and cozy up with a cup today!