Rezept für einen traditionellen Masala Chai
Let me start by just giving a small bit of info about Indian Masala Chai. Masala actually means ‘mix’ or ‘mischung’ in German, and Chai simply means ‘tea’. So what we are making here at Premsoul is a Mixed Spice Tea.
It is a traditional drink, which you can find all over India but in particular in the Northern states. What makes Chai so interesting is that there are an endless amount of variation to it. Essentially every family makes it differently. In general however most mixes contain at least cardamon & ginger.
This reciepe is to make 2 x 2dl cups of Masala Chai using Premsoul’s Traditional Mix (Traditional meaning in this case that it contains Black Tea).
- Gas/electric/induction cooking plate
- Small pot (depending on how much chai you will make)
- 1 Litre Pouring Jug
- Tea Spoon
- Tea Strainer
- 2 x of your favourite cups
- 3dl Oat Milk (we use Soyana as we are in Switzerland)
- 2-4 tsp Premsoul Bio Chai – Traditional Mix
- 2 tsp Mascobado Full raw Sugar /or Xylit (‘Bircher Zucker’)
- 1dl Water
1) Measure the 3dl milk & 1dl water and pour into the pot, then set the pot on the cooker that is set on high.
2) When the milk begins to simmer, drop down the heat to low and add the Chai Mix.
3) Let the mix simmer in the milk/water combination for anywhere between 5 & 10 minutes
The combination of quantity (of mix) and time will be what determines the quality of your chai, from years of experience I have found that by adding a little more mix and cooking for a lesser time, the quality will be spicy without any bitter notes). If you dont mind a little bitter black tea flavour then please add less mix and cook for a longer time.
4) Stir occassionally
5) Strain out the mix using the tea strainer
6) Add sugar/Xylit or not.
In some parts of India they use a method of ‘stretching’ the tea, this aerates, mixes and cools the chai to a nice temperature. It also adds a nice layer of foam to you chai.
7) Optional: To do this, take the freshly rinsed pot and the pouring jug and pour the chai between the two vessels. See how high you can go! Its fun to play with, but just be careful that your freshly brewed chai does’nt end up all over the ground.
So there you have it, a reciepe on how to cook a Traditional Premsoul Bio Chai.