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Chai Tea

Chai Tea is a firm favourite when wandering the streets in India. Tom’s fiancé Sian spent three months teaching at the foot of the Himalayas. We asked her to get back in touch with the family she stayed with to send their homemade recipe.

However, the recipe we got back – wasn’t quite how we expected. They told us to put the tea bag in with hot water and that was that! So back to the drawing board- we did some research of our own and came up with this…

Make straight on the campfire or make at home and store in an Insulated Water Bottle so you can get that little taste of India on a hike during the colder months.

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Masala Chai Tea


  • 500ml Oat or Coconut Milk (Cows Milk also works)

  • 4-6 Peppercorns

  • 8-10 Cardamom Pods

  • 4 Cloves

  • 2  Star Anise

  • Thumb of Fresh Ginger

  • Ground Nutmeg

  • 3 x Black Tea Bags (Open up)

  • Teaspoon of Brown Sugar

  • Cinnamon to Serve
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  1. Light the fire or hob

  2. Crush cardamon pods and break up cinnamon sticks

  3. Pour in Milk

  4. Add all of the ingredients

  5. Bring to boil

  6. Pour over sieve to serve

  7. Sprinkle Cinnamon on the to
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Crush cardamon pods with axe for more outdoor flavour!
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Pour all ingredients in.

Get in touch and share with us if you gave the recipe a go yourself. Whether it’s whilst camping or in the house, this one is well worth a try. 

Masala Chai Tea


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