How to make Nepali Masala Tea!

Dear friends!

Today I am sharing the best masala tea recipe or the best spiced up Nepali tea. I am feeling very funny to write this recipe. I always thought that everyone can make tea. My sister told me to write tea recipe 1 year ago but I didn’t believe her. I said, “who doesn’t know how to make tea?”.  But this time I am writing this recipe for my friend Julia who loves masala tea so much but says that she doesn’t know proper way to make it.

Ingredient for 5 large cups

  1. Milk 1 liter (whole milk preferred)
  2. Water 3 cups (about 500ml)
  3. Green cardamom 10 pieces
  4. Cloves 8 pieces
  5. Bay leafs 5
  6. 3 tablespoon sugar
  7. 3 tablespoon regular tea leaves (not green leaves but those specifically for milk tea)


Here are some photos of the sugar and tea leaves that I use daily.Pour the milk in a pot and add water. If you don’t know how much milk and water to add, pour half cup water for every cup of milk that you add. Place the pot into the stove.


Nepali milk packet(whole milk) poured onto a cup. For every full cup milk, add half a cup of water.

  Crush all the spices with hand. Now add them to the milk and water. When the mixture starts to boil, add the tea leaves and sugar. Lower the heat or the milk will boil over. Let them boil for a few minutes. Stir the tea regularly while boiling. Boil for at least 10 minutes until you start seeing froth on edges. The time of boiling actually depends on how strong a flavor you want. If you prefer a strong intense tea then boil for many minutes otherwise just boil until you see the bubbles form. But if you don’t boil properly or for enough minutes, the tea will be bland in flavor.   Here is a GIF video of the perfectly boiled masala tea.
Now, pour the piping hot tea through a tea strainer directly in the cups and serve the best masala tea hot hot!


Won’t you have a cup of tea, or two?



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