Masala Tea

Masala Tea - This warming beverage is easy to prepare by steeping spices in hot water and milk before adding black tea. Ingredients Pepper - 1 tsp Cinnamon - 7 one inch pieces Cloves - 8 Cardamom - 8 Dry ginger - 1 inch piece Nutmeg (Jathikka) - a small one Tea Powder - 1/2 tsp Milk - 1/2 cup Water - 1/2 cup Sugar - as to taste Method In a mortar, crush the cloves, cardamom pods, dry ginger, nutmeg (dried) and cinnamon. Transfer the crushed spices to a small saucepan, add the water and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea powder. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir the chai, strain it into teacups.