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Switch up your morning or afternoon cuppa with this homemade masala chai mix. Simply serve with milk or enjoy on its own.

  • Makes1, jar
  • Prep time10 minutes, + standing time
Masala chai tea mix


  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 tbs fennel seeds
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 11/2 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 11/2 tbs ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Black tea bags, to serve
  • Milk, to serve (optional)

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  1. Step 1

    Process the star anise, fennel seeds and bay leaves in a food processor or spice grinder until finely crushed. Layer the ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, the crushed fennel seed mixture, cardamom and black pepper in a sealable jar.
  2. Step 2

    To serve, shake or stir the masala chai mix to combine. Add 2 tsp of the masala chai mix to 200ml boiling water with 1 black tea bag. Set aside for 5 mins to infuse. Strain into a mug and discard solids. Add a dash of milk, if using, to serve.