I drink this tea a lot specially in winter. Masala means ‘mixed spice’ and Chai means ‘tea’. I first learned about this tea when I visited a north Indian friend of mine. It was raining that day and her mom had made this delicious tea with piping hot pakodas! She said this was a tradition in their place during the rainy season.
I fell so much in love with this tea. The warm and comforting feeling as you bite into the crispy pakodas and sip into this delicious tea is something! Just the scent of cloves, cinnamon and ginger from the tea is therapeutic. I guess this tradition came to existance as a way to prevent cold and flu during monsoons.