This Masala Chai is a delicious, energizing tea that can be used to replace your coffee or as a sweet treat in the afternoon.

Masala Chai is made with cinnamon, cardamom, anise and ginger. An extremely rich and aromatic combination of spices that has a delicious flavor. This tea is great for warming you up in winter and autumn, as well as bringing all the medicinal properties of these spices.

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Masala Chai

A delicious, energizing tea that can be used to replace a coffee or sweet treat in the afternoon.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Ayurveda
Servings 4
Calories 59 kcal


  • 1 L water
  • 200 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar/coconut sugar
  • 10 cardamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder or 1 cm fresh ginger
  • Black tea (optional)


  • Add water and milk in a pan and bring it to a boil with sugar and spices. Cover it with a lid and let it cook on low heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, and if if you use black tea, add it at the end and let it steep for max 5 minutes.
  • Sieve the mixture and serve it warm with some honey and milk foam. Sprinkle some cinnamon and cardamon powder for more flavour.



The caloric value was calculated per serving.
Recommendations for doshas:
Vata: Masala chai is perfect to stabilize Vata energy, especially between 14:00-18:00. It relieves fatigue, nervousness, and cravings in a healthy way.
Pitta: Leave the Ginger out of this recipe, which creates extra heat for Pitta.
Kapha: use some almond milk or other non-diary drink and avoid extra sweetness. It could be a good breakfast instead of drinking it between meals.
Keyword Ayurveda, Healthy food

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