Masala Chai

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water
  •  ¾ cup soy milk
  • 6-8 tbsp date paste
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • a handful of mint leaves
  • 1-2 blades lemongrass

For the masala 

  • 4 cardamoms
  • 1 ½ inch stick cinnamon
  • 6-8 peppercorns
  • 4-5 cloves
  • ½ star anise

Method

For the masala

Grind all ingredients into a coarse powder.

Method for Tea

Mix the water, soymilk and chai masala, boil for 3 – 4 minutes. Add the date paste and fresh crushed ginger and boil for a minute. Now add the leaves and cover for 5 minutes. Strain and serve.

Serves 2-3