How to Make Masala Chai

Learn how to make the spicy Indian tea drink in under three minutes in this "video recipe" from documentary filmmaker Eric Slatkin.

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/.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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