Masala Chai tea in SE1?

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ari
Saturday 23 February 2008 3.33pm
Hi does anyone know where to get a good authentic cup of masala chai? (not the chai tea latte in Starbucks or Caffe Nero , but the real masala chai)
Thanks
Sunday 24 February 2008 12.56am
Have you tried the Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum on Southwark Street, opposite the Menier Chocolate Factory? I would have thought that's the obvious starting point in SE1 for specialist tea.
Sunday 24 February 2008 9.47am
I thought it had closed...am I dreaming?
Monday 25 February 2008 1.47pm
You need to find a good indian friend who's parents can send the chai masala to you and then make masala chai yourself at home . SE1 isn't great for good authentic indian cuisine and although ASDA, Tesco's etc do stock lots of world foods, you don't always find what you are used to. There are a few asian stalls at Borough Market who MAY sell the chai masala. Or you could try grinding the spices together yourself!
Monday 25 February 2008 1.51pm
There's a new place called Teapod on Shad Thames which seems to do all types of infusions.

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Monday 25 February 2008 1.54pm
neetah, whats the ingredients for chai masala?:-)
Friday 1 August 2008 4.53am
Hi....I think SE1 isn't great for good authentic indian cuisine for Masala tea...Otherwise you search to Google...thank you
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Friday 1 August 2008 7.05am
I make my own masala chai...put cloves, cinammon and plenty of cardamon into good Indian tea, stew well, add milk and boil...alas we dont have buffalo milk so there's a difference, but still...
Friday 1 August 2008 11.00am
Not SE1, but I was surprised to get it from a little shop on a platform at Baker Street station once! I guess it made sense, given the selection of samosa, pakora etc on sale alongside the sandwiches and sausage rolls.

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