Truly Handmade Tea: Indian Masala Chai by ManuTeeFaktur


What is more comforting, more soothing and more delicious than (well, maybe as delicious as) chocolate when the coats are getting longer and the days are getting shorter? I can think of one thing and that is tea!

Drinking the Indian Masala Chai by ManuTeeFaktur is a sensual explosion. It is not only incredibly tasty, but the tea also tells a beautiful story. Manu himself is half Indian, half German, and every single step of the making process of the tea is done by his very own hands: From cutting fresh ginger, grinding salt and mixing the ingredients to labelling the jars.

Making Indian Masala Chai
© Ira Hadzic
© Marco Baass
© Marco Baass

For Indian Masala Chai there are no fixed recipes and no fixed preparation method. Thus, each family chooses their own ingredients and method and therefore has their own chai tradition. Every recipe is unique and so is Manu’s tea. He lets us sneak a peek into his ManuTeaLaboratory and shows us what truly handmade tea looks like.

Indian Massala Chai – Truly Handmade Tea:

Lara Petersen

Lara Petersen

After her studies abroad and exploring the world for many years, Lara returned to Berlin in 2015 and ever since combines her passions cultures, communication and writing by working as part of the ABURY family. Lara is the editor-in-chief and admin of the One of a Mind blogzine by ABURY.

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