Milk Tea inspired by East Asia

“Travel, like dreams, is a door that opens from the real world into a world that is yet to be discovered.”
— Guy de Maupassant

Do you like to discover new worlds and cultures? My favorite way to learn about a new culture is through food and the way it is prepared. You never know what you may find! Today’s recipe was brought to you by taking that step out and discovering something new.

But like most of us, there are still times I would rather sit on my couch. With the cold weather here, I just want to cuddle up on the couch with a good book and a delicious cup of hot tea. Seriously though, this weather is perfect tea weather, am I right? Thankfully, I have a wonderful friend who sent me a recipe for Indian inspired milk tea, similar to Masala Chai.

This friend of mine went on a trekking trip and each morning this was the first thing she would drink and at night it was a must have after setting up camp. I can only imagine the beautiful scenery she saw while sipping such a delicious cup of tea. There is something incredible about experiencing new places, sights, smells, and tastes. You never know where the spirit of adventure may take you, even if it is just to a new tea recipe!

Without further delay, let’s check out this recipe!


  • A touch of cardamom

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1/4 tsp ginger

  • Cinnamon

  • Two pinches of black pepper

  • 1 tbsp black loose leaf tea

  • 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk (for my favorite dairy free recipe, click here)


  1. Add seasonings to water and boil

  2. Add loose leaf tea, boil.

  3. Add condensed milk, bring to a running or medium boil, then stop and strain.

  4. Add a pinch of cinnamon

There you have it! A simple, tasty tea recipe to warm you on any day, especially those cold ones. This recipe will make enough for two people to have a mug full! Enjoy my friends. Leave a comment below to tell me your thoughts!

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