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Homemade Masala Chai from Wild Tea

A deliciously spicy Masala Chai made with cardamom, cinnamon and cloves gently simmered with black tea and milk.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 1 very large mug


  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 250 ml water
  • 250 ml milk of choice, I used oat milk
  • 2 teabags black tea or 2 teaspoons of black tea
  • sugar to taste


  • Gently bash the cardamom pods using a pestle and mortar until they are cracked and bruised. Then put them in a pan with the cinnamon, cloves and water.
  • Bring to the boil then turn the heat down, fit a lid to the pan and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the milk and bring the liquid back to the boil, stirring as you go. When it reaches boiling point, take it off the heat, add the tea, put the lid back on and allow it to infuse for around 4 minutes.
  • Strain into cups and serve, sweetening with sugar.