• 1 ½ quart cold water
  • 1 package (1 cup measure) dry milk powder
  • 6 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • 6 teaspoons black tea leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala (cardamom, allspice, cloves, cinnamon only, no cumin)


Combine all dry ingredients at home.

Dump contents into water, whisk them to remove lumps. Bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat immediately, then simmer for 5 minutes. Pour tea mixture through a strainer (Handi-Wipes are great!) into second pot, then serve.


Milk - Whole or raw milk is more authentic, but use whatever you like to drink. Milkman lowfat or Nido whole are two brands in most stores. Real buffalo milk is hard to find in dried form.

Tea - Recommended is Lipton Green Label pure Darjeeling tea, available in Indian groceries. Or use any other loose darjeeling tea. Also works with English Breakfast, Ceylon, or Assam.

Sugar - Plain white sugar is best, and most authentic. Brown sugar or honey will alter the flavor.

Mint leaves - Fresh is better than "bottled".

30 Minute, Beverages, Vegetarian
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