Posted in How To, Recipe, Sweets

Indian Masala Chai

I discovered Indian Masala Chai in 2005 on my first trip to India. Since then I drink copious amounts of this tea winter and summer. In winter a hot mug (so much more to drink) is comforting and it makes the cold much more bearable. I am sure many of you found a cup this winter on the Boeremark to be the right thing to drive the cold away. In summer I chill it and it refreshes and revives a tired body, mind and soul instantaneously!

We sell the Taste Café Seven Spice Chai Mix exclusively on the Boeremark and has already build a huge following and many converts to this delicious tea. Here is our easy recipe to prepare your own cuppa with our mix. Enjoy and spread the joy!

You’ll need:
500ml Water
500ml Cold Milk
5-10ml of Taste Café Seven Spice Indian Chai Mix
4 – 6 Tea Bags
Sugar/Honey/Condensed Milk to taste

If you don’t want to use condensed milk, replace it with 80ml cream and add sugar to taste.

To Make:

  • Heat the water in a pot on the stove.
  • Add your 5 – 10ml of Taste Café Chai Mix depending on how strong you want the aroma to be.
  • Bring to the boil, once it boils, turn heat down to simmer slowly.
  • Add your tea bags and  simmer for 3 – 5 minutes, add your milk and sweetner of choice.
  • From now on the milk and water mixture must not boil. Simmer for a further 3 minutes or until your tea is as strong as you prefer it. You need a fairly strong tea to compete with the aromas of the spices.
  • Remove from heat and remove the tea bags as the tannins in the tea will leave a bitter taste if you leave it in the mix.
  • If you would like to you can strain the tea through a fine sieve to remove some of the spice or serve as is.
  • Enough for 4 mugs or 6 cups, makes about 1 liter.

Our Tip:

  • Use half Rooibos tea for a different cup of tea.
  • For a more luxurious tea, replace half of the milk with some cream.
  • Enjoy either with Taste Café Cardamom & White Chocolate shortbread or our Oat Crunchies.


Welcome to my two Blogs, each representing the two great passions in my life: Food & Yoga. I started life out as a graphic designer and when I hit my 40's decide to study the culinary arts at Steyn's Culinary School in Pretoria. So as a chef I am a later bloomer. I sell gourmet street food, Paninis, Gourmet Bunny Chow, Bombay Frankies, Bobotie Meat Kebabs and Chai on markets in and around Pretoria. I also offer my services as a private chef or as a caterer. I am a part time yoga teacher with 17 years of doing yoga and 8 years of teaching yoga behind me. I teach Intergal Hatha Yoga and has small classes in Queenswood, Pretoria.

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