How would you like to join me for a conversation over chai masala, no matter where in the world you are?
Virtual Chai + Convo
For years, Ive been hosting chai sessions at our home in Brooklyn, where invite someone over to talk cultures, holiday traditions, bi-/multi-/inter-X life, identity…. really anything, over a big pot of masala chai. It is also fuel for coworking sessions these days.
A few years ago I also started packging up the dry portion of my chai recipe into pot-ready portions so that I could mail it to friends far and wide. Then at an appointed time, we both make a pot, and call each other to enjoy chai and conversation together on the phone or video chat.
Are you next? Request request it here, and when your tea packet arrives, refer to the recipe below.
Miss Meghna’s Masala Chai
Meghna’s Ready-Made Masala Chai
A delicious, heart and body warming pot of spiced tea, ready to share across a table or across laptops.
CourseBreakfast, Brunch, Drinks
KeywordMasala Chai, spiced chai
A pot with a spout is helpful.
An open-mouthed strainer to sit in the mug for easy straining.
My ready-made masala chai packet (tea, sugar, cardamom, fennel seeds)
1.5-2tbspsize piece of fresh ginger, sliced thin right off the cleaned root, skin and all
2cupsof organic 1 or 2% milk
In a medium-sized pot*, pour in the contents of the ready-made masala tea, add the water, and turn the heat to medium. cut thin slices of ginger off the root, directly into the pan.
Stir occasionally until it comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and let it steep/simmer for a couple minutes, careful to not let it boil over
Pour in milk and let it slowly heat, but don’t let it boil. At this point, I prefer to let it sit for a bit to continue to steep, or maybe have just a teensy bit if I really can’t wait.
I’m particular about the Organic here because I find it thicker than “regular,” without being whole milk. That said, I’d use whole milk in a pinch, possibly watered down a bit. Whole milk just gets to be a bit much for the amount of chai I drink each day.
Example of an open mouth strainer I have but wouldn’t have paid that much for. Get a similar one.
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