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Instant Tea Premix

Make your own Masala tea premix, as per your taste and liking in less than 10 minutes.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Instant Tea Powder
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Samira


  • 1/2 Cup Tea leaves
  • 8 Pods Green Cardamom
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Ginger Powder
  • 6 Cloves1" Cinnamon Stick Or 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Powder Optional
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Milk Powder


  1. Grind tea leaves along with all other ingredients, except milk powder, in the grinder to a fine powder.
  2. Pass this powder through a sieve. Whatever remains in the sieve can be added to your jar of regular tea.
  3. In this powder, add milk powder and mix everything nicely.
  4. You can even swirl it in the grinder for uniform mixing.
  5. Your Masala Instant Mix is ready.Store it in an airtight container.
  6. Carry with you while you travel or keep it at home for guests in a hurry or pack it for use in your/hubby's office.
  7. To make tea, put 1 teaspoon of this instant mix in a teacup. Add boiling hot water and sweetener of your taste.
  8. Wait for just 5 to 6 seconds so that the mix releases its true colour. Enjoy.


Cardamom Tea Premix

  1. Make Cardamom Tea Instant Mix. For this, omit all the spices and increase the number of cardamom pods. Take around 20 to 25 cardamoms.
  2. 1/2 Cup Tea leaves, 1/2 Cup Milk Powder, 20 Pods Green Cardamom

Chai Ka Masala

  1. If you omit tea and milk powder then you are left with Chai ka Masala. Mix everything, grind it and keep it in an airtight container. While making tea,, along with tea powder/leaves, add 1 tsp of this masala and make it the regular way.

Regular Chai

  1. Omit all the spices. Grind tea. Just mix ground tea and milk powder.

Recipe Notes

  1. I have not added sugar to it. If you want to add then add it along with milk powder and grind everything together. For this much quantity, add 1/2 cup sugar.
  2. You can adjust the quantity of milk powder as per your liking. This mix gives a strong tea with less milk.
  3. Similarly, the spices can be adjusted as per your liking.
  4. Use the same tea leaves which you use in routine for making your tea.