How to Make Masala Chai

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Learn how to make the spicy Indian tea drink in under three minutes in this "video recipe" from documentary filmmaker Eric Slatkin. Masala chai literally means "mixed-spice tea," and there are many possible variations, Slatkin says: 

Tea was first brought to India by the British in the 17th century. The Indians took one taste of the Brit's char and decided to make something a bit more flavorful. There are countless recipes for Chai, some with mint, others with lemongrass -- each decadent and worth trying.

The catchy soundtrack is a song from the 1971 Bollywood hit, Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Don't miss the previous video recipe in the series, How to Make Vietnamese Coffee.

For more videos by Eric Slatkin, visit http://www.hitthehighbeam.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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