Tea has been considered a medical herb in Indian and even Chinese culture. The Indian masala tea ups the health and healing properties as the addition of a number of spices add to its value. The winters and the monsoon seasons bring a number of ailments like the common cold and chest and throat infections. This masala powder added to the tea works wonders to bring instant relief.
Keep a tawa or an iron/nonstick pan for heating on low flame.
Add and dry roast the green cardamoms, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks for about 5 minutes.
Stir them once in awhile so that they get roasted all over.
Remove when done and let cool completely.
Take the roasted whole spices in a mixer jar.
Add the saunth and the nutmeg powder.
Grind to a fine powder.
Store in an airtight container and use as needed.
For added flavor and as a variation, add tulsi leaves while making the tea with the tea masala.