Hello dish with trysh’ers! ( Okay I just made that up)

This is for all my fellow tea lovers that are willing to say no to $5 tea everyday. So if you are one of them, don’t worry for I am here for you. I just realized that If you have Starbucks Chai tea latte thrice a week for a month, you have spent $60! That is my phone bill people. Think about it, if you went ahead and just made that same tea/ coffee that you so so fancy, you will spend way less than that, yet you will use the ingredients for a longer period of time. My simple recipe tells you how to use the masala to achieve that Starbucks Chai.



  1. 1/2 table spoon of nutmeg
  2. 1/2 tbsp of black pepper
  3. 4 green cardamon seeds
  4. A pinch of cloves
  5. 3 tbsps of tea leaves
  6. 1 litre of milk
  7. 200 ml of water
  8. Few cinnamon sticks
  9. Cream
  10. Ground ginger


  1. Try to grind all your ingredients together using a mortar and pestle.
  2. Add your milk and water in a pan and put to boil.
  3. Add all your ingredients together, cover, then increase the heat and let it boil for about 3 minutes.

20160305_113030     4. Once you can smell the masala, add the tea leaves and also leave to boil.

     5.You know the tea is done when it gets to a fast boil and you notice a colour change.

     6. In a bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream until fluffy.

To Serve:

Pour out the cream or whipped cream on the tea and serve. Have with any snack of your choice.