Masala Chai

Masala chai
This extravagantly spiced black chai tea, infused with ginger, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper, is a staple in Northeast India. It is often served on city streets by vendors, who hawk the hot steaming beverage from makeshift metal trays. See the recipe for Masala Chai »Ingalls Photography

This extravagantly spiced black tea, infused with ginger, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper, is a staple in northeast India. It is often served on city streets by vendors, who hawk the hot steaming beverage from makeshift metal trays. This recipe first appeared in the tablet edition of our August/September 2014 special India issue with the story The Love of Tea.