Chai Masala Powder (Masala Tea Powder, Masala Chai Spice Mix, Chai ka Masala) is a spice mix made using whole spices, dried rose petals, and fennel seeds. It is added to Indian milk tea (Masala Chai ) to make it strong and flavorful. Here is how to make it at home.
Do not grind the spices to a fine powder. When ground too fine, the spices tend to seep through in the tea even after straining.Make a batch of chai spice mix good enough to last 15 days for the best flavor.Store this masala tea powder in an airtight container and use a clean dry spoon to take it out.Use ½ tsp of this masala tea powder per cup of tea. If you like your tea spicier, you can increase the quantity.Dry roast the spices before grinding for a more robust masala.Reduce the amount of pepper if you don't like the chai masala powder too peppery and hot.You can skip adding any of the mentioned ingredients if they are not available or you are not fond of them.