Milk Tea Recipe

It is one of the most popular hot beverages in world and especially in India. A cup of milk tea (chai) in morning gives refreshing feel and put you on track of long hard day. It can be prepared with milk or milk powder and various types of plain or flavored tea powders. This recipe prepares Indian tea using milk, sugar, tea powder and water.
Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 servings (2 cups)
1 cup (250 ml) Milk
2 teaspoons Tea Powder
1/4 cup (approx. 60 ml) Water
3 teaspoons Sugar
  1. Boil water in a saucepan.
  2. Add sugar and tea powder in it and boil it for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
  3. Add milk and boil it over medium flame for 6-7 minutes or until bubble starts to rise. You will see the change in color of the tea from milky shade to brown shade when it is ready.
  4. Turn off the gas and strain tea in cups.
Tips and Variations:
  • If you like more creamy tea, then avoid water and use only milk. Mix milk, sugar and tea powder and boil them over low flame for 6-7 minutes.
  • If you do not like it to creamy, then use more water compared with milk.
  • Add ginger, mint, cinnamon and cardamom or tea masala while preparing it for nice flavorful tea.
Taste: Sweet and Hot
Serving Ideas: Serve it in the morning with breakfast or in the afternoon with evening snacks.
Categories: Tea


Apr 12, 2020 by Sankar
I like creamy milk tea
Jan 10, 2020 by haleema
My brother loved the tea this is the first time I am making a tasty tea, thanks a lot ! But can you tell me the amount of ingredients to make tea for more members.

Response: Hello Haleema, just double or triple all the ingredients to make the tea for more members.

Dec 03, 2019 by AShok Satyala
It's good recipe and we liked it a lot.
My question is-
Can we add the prepared masala powder to prepared tea (without boiling it again). Will it taste good or should we add them to tea and let it boil. Please advise.

Response: Hello Ashok, you can add the prepared masala powder to the prepared tea OR you can add the masala powder while boiling the tea. It tastes great both ways.

Jun 27, 2019 by krutika
My whole family loved the tea
Today I made it first time.
Aug 07, 2017 by Anuj Busri
My brother and parents loved it. Today I made tea for the first time.
Aug 04, 2017 by Ali Ahmed
It was really good, it was my first attempt to make tea and I was satisfied with the results. although it says that serving is 2 cups but the ingredients are of one cup (or maybe i messed it up) But I got only one huge cup out of it.

Jan 11, 2017 by Siddharth
Good. Easy to cook.
So helpful for the beginners.
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