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How to make masala chai (tea) in a microwave

Make 2 delicious mugs of the popular Indian tea - masala chai - in less than 10 minutes using the microwave.

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Start with a strong tea bag, like Marks & Spencer, and add to a cup of water in a microwaveable mug.

Start with a strong tea bag, like Marks & Spencer, and add to a cup of water in a microwaveable mug.

Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes to brew the tea.

Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes to brew the tea.

Add 3 tbsp of evaporated milk and 2 tsp of sugar to each mug. Adjust milk and sweetness to your taste.

Add 3 tbsp of evaporated milk and 2 tsp of sugar to each mug. Adjust milk and sweetness to your taste.

Microwave again on HIGH for 2 minutes. Watch carefully for spillage and extend/reduce time if needed.

Microwave again on HIGH for 2 minutes. Watch carefully for spillage and extend/reduce time if needed.

Remove mug from oven. Tea should be bubbling and extra hot with a medium caramel color.

Remove mug from oven. Tea should be bubbling and extra hot with a medium caramel color.

Using two tablespoons, squeeze excess liquid from the tea bag.

Using two tablespoons, squeeze excess liquid from the tea bag.

Add a quarter tsp of tea masala and stir.

Add a quarter tsp of tea masala and stir.

Drink immediately!

  • Tea bag
  • Sugar
  • Tea masala
  • Milk
  • Water