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ayurveda masala chai
Ayurveda Masala Chai tea is a healthy alternative for those trying to give up coffee or black tea. This warm and sweet drink enhances digestion, provides energy, relieves anxiety and boosts immunity. Its a perfect autumn and winter drink.

Although it does contain black tea (caffeine) the addition of spices, milk and sugar balance its stimulant effect. For those avoiding caffeine entirely Rooibos tea can be used.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 10-12 green cardamom pods
  • 8-10 cloves
  • 12-15 black peppercorns
  • ⅛ stick cinnamon
  • 2 -3 tablespoons black tea, such as assam or ceylon
  • Jaggery, molasses, honey or raw sugar cane
  • Milk of your choice (almond, cow’s etc.)


  • Crush spices lightly in a mortar and pestle.
  • In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add ginger and crushed spices.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add tea leaves and simmer for another 3 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and mix in milk.
  • Strain and add sugar to taste.

Relax an enjoy!


To receive dietary and lifestyle advice suited to your constitution and your medical condition, it is preferable that you consult a qualified Ayurvedic physician or practitioner.

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Elena Beurdeley
Ayurveda Practitioner – DipALN, DipPrac, DipAMT (Ayur)
Hatha Yoga Instructor

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