I liked your website. She tends to put in a few pinches of cardamom powder when she brews it up! Hi Flora! This recipe is BOMB! I’d really like to drink your chai in the evenings as well as in the mornings! For those of you who are finding the recipe a bit too spicy, feel free to decrease the black pepper. Thanks for writing! Fantastic post on chai, Tanvi! Is there something in the ingredients that prevents this, or should I keep it at a simmer instead of letting it come to a rolling boil? Also, I'm not sure how you ended up with 4 oz if it never boiled. I had to adjust the pepper as I found it far to strong, the amounts on the original recipe could be made in a smaller version perhaps one quarter, as smaller amounts may be used for one or two people ,and would not go to waste or loose it’s flavour. Hi John! Hi Asia! I started with 1/2 the pepper and upped it to 120g. great job! I do have one question however which is if I wanted to make the batch of chai masala but actually add the loose tea leaves into it (obviously once the spices have been ground) what sort of measurement would you suggest to use. Its AMAZING ! I think you will be okay with the amount your have! Picked up a small gram scale on the cheap too. (And I normally hate hot milk.). We like to drink it in the evenings so I wanted to make my own decaf blend. . "Pulling" the chai aerates it in such a way that makes it taste smoother and creamier, giving it more body and a silkier mouthfeel. I love the orange peel idea mentioned above. Doesn't throwing the tea in with cold milk/water prevent it from releasing the caffeine or flavor? Hi Tanvi Thank you so much for sharing this family recipe! We’ve been drinking lots of chai and leaving just a little bit of dregs every time . Spicy and sweet and absolutely wonderful! Let me know how it goes. It probably would be difficult to get the spice level right, but I'm sure with trial and error you'll be able to do it. I bet that jaggery would be wonderful. Roasting the spices brings out the natural oils, I usually roast mine in a bit of coconut oil..Oh my gosh, thee best! There is another spice called black cardamom,which is quite different from the green cardamom pods –the black variety has a flavorthat is deeply smoky and reminiscent of eucalyptus(Vicks cough drops). Also..where do u find a sufficient strainer?? I read your post and I really appreciate your experience. We tend to vary the recipe based on our mood (sometimes more ginger, sometimes more cardamom, etc) but cloves can overpower, so be careful with that. Thank you for sharing your family recipe. That's the only way I've found that it works best. Thank you for checking out my chai recipe! It develops a skin. Thanks! Just wondering if you freshly grind your spices or buy them pre-ground? Hi Tiffany, I’m having some issues with the site right now. I cannot believe how good it is (so spicy and warm) and how easy it is to make. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! you're on tastespotting again! Well, your recipe is the closest I have found so far! Cheers . Thank you so much. Years ago, I lived in India this recipe reminds me so much of what I drank everyday. My pleasure. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy the chai! The recipe can go either way. Glad you’ll be using this recipe, be sure to look at the additional notes section to make sure that the spice level works for you! Additionally, Patel Brothers products can be purchased online as well and has high turnover for spices. Thank you so much for this recipe! Hope you like the recipe too!! I made your recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us, you’ve made a friend for life!!! Either slightly warm it (40 secs – 80% microwave power). My recommendation would be to make it with the milk and water together and hold off on adding the sugar. Saffron as an addition sounds INCREDIBLE!! In my part of India, we don't use star anise quite as much in our cooking, so that's likely why it never entered our tea repertoire. And that is one of my favorite night time drinks, just a bit of masala in warm milk with sugar. 1/8-1/4t of chai masala per 1-8oz cup of tea. Few questions: Thanks for sharing the wonderful post. I really love it but i'm finding that is a tad to peppery for me. If you’d like to buy the whole cardamom seeds, your best bet is to go to an Indian grocery store or look online. Hi Iman! I'll spare myself the embarrassment of telling you how I've been trying to make chai…. Thanks for the "nerdy" insight too! I’m so glad you discovered it on your own. So many of the recipes on the web do not include black pepper in the ingredients list and this flavor was what was missing. Empty the contents of the tea bags into the pan, then add the I admire your passion for sharing some of the family pleasures with everyone. If you are sure they do, then go ahead and put the sugar in it! Thank you so much for share this recipe!? What a great idea! 2. You will be emailed when I put up a new post. Thanks for using this recipe, for referring others to it, and making it your own! Simply translated, masala ("spice mix") chai ("tea") is spiced tea. Hi Tanvi – Thanks for your recipe. Glad you enjoyed the science bit. This is the first chai I’ve ever made! This has been very helpful. 8^) The biscuits you show are NA in our area. I went with a 1:1 ratio of milk to water for my preferred level of creaminess. Hi – I’m trying to do something similar and I’m hoping you could be more specific. Dad usually makes a batch 3-4 times a year and that is about the perfect amount of time. I’m so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the recipe! I have drunk gallons of chai all over India and Nepal. Ceylon cinnamon is available but imported and 3x as expensive. Enjoy! might help getting the correct weight to volume conversions. Thank you for checking out this recipe! So after drinking the chai, I realised a lot of the spices remained on the bottom of my cup. I live in Portland, too, and think Bollywood’s chai is good, but I definitely prefer my family’s recipe. I also didn't want to use whole spices because i didn't want to do that much work every time I made it. But just a question – u write whole “cardamom seeds” but the photo shows whole “cardamom pods” ( with the seeds inside). I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying the tea and you and your husband are having some lovely evening tea time! Your chai recipe looks absolutely wonderful- I can't wait to try it. I’ve viewed the site using Internet Explorer and Firefox (using both my computer & phone) and although I can see the four sections, pictures and commentary, there is no information on the measurements. I have tried it and love the ‘bite’ that it has. I should have noticed that! Hi Karen! I say, pick whichever one you like better and go with it! hey tanvi , i have to agree that this is an authentic indian chai … to such an extent that even the pot u r using is same we use in india .Love the way you have explained . I wanted more ginger flavor. Because of your nerdy science note, I added some alcohol to the mixture during steeping and later simmered the mixture long enough so there's not a trace of alcohol flavor. Hi thank you for this. If the whole medicine thing doesn't work out you could always work on a cookbook! It's great, thanks very much for a delicious recipe. The quantity of the ingredients for chai recipe varies from kitchen to kitchen and from person to person in the same kitchen too. Blessings from Puerto Rico!! I used to do that when I was super addicted to the chai and relied on it in the mornings. If I were you I will make a video of cooking chai and show how it is done along with the text you have on this page. hi Tanvi, Also – when you use whole cardamom, do you grind the pod and the seed, or just the seed?? Should I have the guests add in their own milk and/or sweetener after dispensing the hot masala, like I see them do in the restaurant that I usually get my chai from, or just make a large batch on the stove and put it in the dispenser? @Rachel: I hope your friends and family enjoy it . I'm a little intimidated by your spices. Try adding some more spice. If you use that as a rough metric, you can easily make a gallon or more of chai. I have an aunt that does a blend of Brook Bond, Orange Pekoe, and Darjeeling tea and it is very delicious! Thus, the East India Company began promoting tea to Indians. The first time my daughter and I made the tea and with great anticipation and in fact, squeals of excitement…and upon taking our first sips, ran together to the sink to spew it out. I’ve had chai with star anise and have enjoyed it, though! Honey sounds delicious! I noticed in one of the comments, you mentioned that you only use the seed of cardamom, not the green pod. Any advice/nerdy science info you can give me is greatly appreciated! Made this with spices I ordered fresh from diaspora and burlap & barrel. Do you have suggestions for a decaffeinated version? My husband and I have a new addiction to Chai tea. And this time I boiled it on the stove like you said… thanks for the science note explaining why that's necessary. This is the best! One question, you reccomended 3 loose tea brands : lipton yellow label, Jivraj No.9 and Taj Majlhal Tea. Thank you, again, for enjoying this recipe and for checking out my blog! This is such an awesome recipe! So delicious! Love you, So I tried this recipe, it's my first time trying to make it myself since I got back from India, but it didn't work for me. They are amazing! I think they should be pinnable now! Thank you! Replace the word ‘pods’ with husks. Hi! As long as you are using weight, the mass is preserved so you get the same amount of spices whether you use whole or preground spices. Thanks for this amazing recipe….I cant wait to try it. Add the tea leaves to the water and the spices to the milk substitute then mix together and strain. There are a couple of linked recipes in the blog post that talk about other uses for chai masala. Strain the warm spiced mixture into a mug; this will hold back the whole My husband’s family is South Indian, so I’ll investigate with them and keep you posted. I did use the 1/5 recipe as I wanted to be sure this would work for me. Chai For Life. It is MONEY!! Great recipe. Then grind it with the other spices. I tried this chai some time ago at my Indian friend's home. I don't think that would work very well because it would not emulsify into the water. That being said, try it and you might like it! Thank you for sharing this beautiful recipe. It’s not as good as boiling everything but is certainly more efficient! I was wondering if you have any suggestions on how to tweak what I have made to reduce the peppery taste. Honestly, I would probably avoid mixing everything together. Good luck! The Jivraj 9 recommendation is an interesting one. thanks again. Thank you so much for sharing information. I can't wait to try. I did double the cinnamon and left the black pepper where it is. Thank you for posting the recipe. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe and that you made it your own!! I’ve tried reducing the cinnamon, adding nutmeg and coriander and that helps but the slime is still there. What region is this recipe from? I do! Gently simmer for 10 minutes. I am so so so happy to hear how much you loved the recipe! I really appreciate it!! Thank you so much! It’s incredible! Excellent. Hi Anexys! I’ve seen it done, but no idea on how to guess the measurements! This stuff is slammin’! Hopefully this issue gets resolved soon! You may wish to decrease the ginger and cardamom as well, because sometimes those flavors can clash. Return pan to medium-high heat and stir in milk and maple syrup. Just don’t want it to get bitter by over steeping the tea or over boiling the spices. Not going back to the old ways, the little extra effort is worth all the flavor. Thank you so much for sharing your great great grandmothers recipe, what a treasure! But now it doesn't taste as spicy. I just figured out it’s all of the spices ground up together. Thankyou for this recipe . Thank you for this wonderful recipe and for the added context. love you. They will definitely taste better that way. That way they can just pop it into a pot with milk and water and boil it and go. It's really a personal preference. Thanks for sharing! Please keep me posted if you come up with any solutions! I also tried adding some cayenne pepper… the first time ended up too spicy, but the tiniest dash makes it burn a little more. Thank you! Try both and see which you like better. chai masala depending on your spice preference, see recipe below, **Please see additional notes below before proceeding regarding the total amount to make as well as the amount of black pepper**. Thank you. If you're tempted to skip the sugar altogether, know that you'll risk muting the vibrant notes of spicy goodness! It made me understand why some recipes use coconut oil. Or maybe they were talking about the grams vs cups….which I would know nothing about because, even with being Canadian, I can say I've never weighed a darn thing in grams hahah. Chai is a ubiquitous drink in India. Luckily I had all the spices in my food cupboard as I'm already a huge fan of Indian cuisine. Good call on customizing it with half the pepper and a light crack on the cardamom. I do have one question: I used finely ground spices and noticed that these go through the strainer. I needed something simple and your recipe was the simplest. Question- about how long does this masala stay good? It is now our GO TO for Masala Chai. I like it spicy! You can adjust the spice ratio to your liking: decrease the amount of black pepper and use sliced ginger instead of grated ginger to decrease spiciness, or increase cloves and cinnamon sticks for a sweeter profile. My wife and I live in Indonesia and we LOVE this chai recipe and so do our friends. I hope you enjoy this chai recipe. Love this recipe i reduced the peppercorns to make it less spicy. I’m so happy to hear about how much you love chai and what a big role it has played in your life. i’ve been only drinking chai tea from the shops ad once the real one, when my friend served one (real, real) the shop one tasted ever so bland now!!!! . Mary. Hi Aradia! Any thoughts on that? Thanks, Tanvi. I used Taj Mahal tea (and you cannot imagine how excited I was to actually find a brand you suggested ), halved the pepper, and lightly cracked the cardamom pods, but the rest was as stated in the recipe and yummm. I’m so glad to hear that you are happy with the chai, and happy that you’ve modified it to make it the way you like it. Thanks for sharing amazing recipe with me. I will try that in the morning and look forward to hearing more. Mix all the spices together, store in an airtight jar in a cool, dry part of your kitchen. I think I did it right because the flavour was unbelievable and possible the most decadent I've ever tried….. but if not, that was maybe why it was so spicy…. It’s a slightly milder flavor that the Brook Bond, but it should work. Hi Mary! The Hathi Cooks is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. One day I’ll get a recipe up on this blog! Let me know what you try and what works well for you! Let me know if you have other questions! For two people, this is going to take FOREVER to get through. Chai masala powder that makes the best Chai or Tea at home which is rich in aroma with a strong flavour. Thanks again for this wonderful recipe! I'd like to make the recipe from whole spices . This is going to save me a lot of money buying bottles of chai. Hope all is well for you in PR!! I quite like the flavor. Hi thnaks for the receipe, i love it!!!! Great point! Do you use an especially fine strainer or do you just accept the spices sinking to the bottom of your cup and leaving them there? I got hime and tried your website again and an entire bottom section opened that was never there earlier. Delicious! I appreciate your saving me the hard earned lesson about the growlers. If you figure one out, please feel free to share! And I’m glad that you are making it your own! Or lemon peel. I absolutely love your blog! I use Lipton darjeeling loose tea , ground masala spices and fresh ginger. I’m so happy you and your daughter loved this! Thank you! Glad you made the recipe! http://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/food-volume-to-weight. Like large mason jar of the chai blend. Your recipe sounds wonderful and I can't wait to make it ! Would have never had this wonderful experience without finding your site. Hi Juleen! I hope you like the recipe! I was on the hunt for the best Kashmiri chai recipes to try out. Then I added the milk, bringing it up in temp until I saw small bubbles around the edges like you note in the recipe. Glad you are enjoying it! @Amitbhai: This masala stays good for a pretty long time. That sounds like a wonderful breakfast! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the chai! Chai Cupcakes with Lemongrass-Mint Whipped Cream Simmer for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently to prevent milk from burning on the bottom of the pot. Easier to adjust. Thanks for posting these recipes! I think if you make the spice blend with the powdered dried ginger and allow it to boil it'll have more complexity. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I'll have to try it! If you would like to use fresh ginger, I would still recommend making the chai masala as written and when you brew the chai add in a thin slice or two of fresh ginger or a small amount of grated ginger. Hi Tanvi, I couldn’t see where to add a comment so am replying to your last comment. That way, after it is dispensed, people can sweeten it as they like. Just boil the water and milk separately with the tea leaves in the water and the spices in the almond milk. Hi Sharon!! just made my first cup – can't wait! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe and happy to hear that you’ve customized it to fit your preferences. Hi Ellie! Hi Linsey! I wanted to make a big batch of milk-free chai concentrate to freeze into cubes so I could drop them in smoothies. All the recipes shared are looking very delicious. I’m so sorry about the glitch! Adding in the ground vanilla beans sounds absolutely incredible. One thing I would recommend is to make sure you get fine mesh tea bags, rather than looser net like bags, otherwise all the tiny masala will slip out. Thank u so much for posting the recipe. Perhaps start by cutting the amount in half (80g) and then making a cup, if you can think you can tolerate more black pepper start adding in 10 additional grams of black pepper until you get to your perfect spice level! I just wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe today, and WOW. A jelly bag? But of course, everyone has their own preferences, so try a bunch and settle on your favorite. It tastes INCREDIBLE! Does it turn out the same if you boil it in just water…and add the milk after? It’s not me, and I’ll prove it. I will only drink hot milk if it’s spiced this way. If you’d like to give it as I gift, I suggest making small jars of the chai masala, putting a little card in with the chai recipe (and a link to the blog, please! Love your nerdy science note! You are certainly welcome to use more masala if you want your chai to be spicier. Lastly I’d like to make a larger mason jar full of concentrate. Thank you for the inspiration! It doesn’t allow any of the other flavors to come through. I added a bit more cardamom to the spice mix as well as dried homemade orange and mandarine peels. I think that Penzey’s does an excellent job with whole spices. Diaspora in particular guarantees wage rates for the peppercorn farmers. Thanks for simplifying my routine to get the best chai! I used my vitamix to make the masala (that thing can make everything, totally essential in a kitchen) and I have an Indian grocery store a few blocks away to get all of the essentials. Thanks! Yummy! They’ll … But here’s the gist: Steep the chai tea … Definitely not like another milled out one. Great recipe – it was so yummy, even without the nutmeg (which I did not have at home). Martha. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Braised Pork Belly In Soy Sauce With Potatoes, Roast Duck With Orange Sauce And Greens Stuffing, Instant Pot Short Ribs Make The Heartiest Dinner. . I think adding just a pinch of masala to the chai and then making another batch using gram measurements would be helpful. WOW! However, since I can't find it in stores, I'm making your recipe, w/ honey, no milk & adding basil. Just wondering if you have a recommendation regarding whether the spices are bought pre-ground or if one should grind them fresh or whether some spices are best ground fresh while others no probs if bought ground ie cinnamon and ginger? it is green cardamom that everyone should use. I had numerous requests for volume measurements, so they may not be very accurate, hence getting more black pepper than you want. Thanks for sharing your family's recipe! THE RECIPES I USED . Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful recipe without using evaporated or dry milk, lol! Also, nobody ever mentions that these mixes need to be strained over and over again. I know this is very late (almost two years!) If you wanted to do it without milk, do you think that adding ghee would work as a substitute fat? I see 1/2 cup of milk 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of black peppercorns (160 grams), etc? It won't be chai, but it'll probably still taste good! I would greatly appreciate it ! Optionally, to aerate and build creaminess into the chai, use a ladle to repeatedly scoop and pour chai back into the pot, from a slight height. Maybe it's my spice…. Print Ingredients. I’d love some advice—this is the third time I’ve made this recipe over the past couple of years, but the first time I’ve had a kitchen scale to measure it out. I used to drink chai all the time when I was younger, but now I’m a vegan and want to try and make a vegan-friendly version of this. You really do have to boil it on a stove top, it won't taste the same if you just steep it in hot milk and water. is it only 1/4 of a teaspoon in spices? It will only take you 5 minutes to try and make The Best Masala Chai, which will soon be on your daily rotation if you follow this recipe. If you can't find loose leaf decaf, I recommend cutting open your tea bags so the tea can fully infuse. I also had the thought that maybe the milk is supposed to curdle, because it could be strained off at the end. Check out and enjoy this easy recipe to make Indian Chai which gives energy and freshness in every sip. I even went above and beyond for you and developed a caffeine-free herbal option. The recipe I made ended up making a MAD STASH. We’ve included instructions for how to make a perfect homemade chai tea latte in the printable recipe below and on our printable labels below, too. Oh my! Can I use almond milk or coconut milk? Also, I shred organic yellow ginger root (skin snd all, post rinsing) into the mix. I don’t recommend storing the chai after it is made as the flavor gets altered with storage. Is it okay to dry fry all the spices before grinding them? We all are trying to learn different Indian specialties, very authentic so you are a wonderful resource! Hope that helps! Delish editors handpick every product we feature. It was my first time making my own, but I needn’t to look any further – this is the only recipe I ever need. Yup! I really like the science note too. Thank you for making it so easy to understand. We were fortunate enough to have cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, whole nutmeg, etc. I went with a 1:1 ratio of milk to water for my preferred level of creaminess. https://www.feastingathome.com/authentic-masala-chai-recipe That sounds absolutely delicious! Watch almost any video of street food in India and you'll probably find a scene of a chai vendor pulling tea: the brew is poured back and forth between two pots from a great distance repeatedly until it turns slightly foamy. I’m so glad you enjoy it! Compared it to my grocery store old cabinet spices masala and there is absolutely no competition . What proportions should I use? Try both and let me know which method you like best and which gives you the best caffeine buzz! Hi Stacey! Found your post on Pinterest and since I had all the spices in ground form I decided to go for it. That sounds like a wonderful program! The blend holds well together. And the spouted pan is completely key. I do stir and scrape the sides with a spoon. 1/2 cup milk (not skim milk, see nerdy science note above), 1 to 2 tsp. That’s another thing you can play around with too! I imagine that star anise would be quite delicious and give the tea a nice depth of flavor. We're finally getting around to making the family cookbook. Hi Charlie! Looks interesting, will give this one a try soon. Hi Becky! I think most people would agree with your article. Good luck! Every person has his own tea taste. Thank you so much!!!! I definitely do not think that the chai will keep well in growlers. Mary. Enjoy! If you want it richer, replace some of the water with milk; for a lighter version, replace some of the milk with water. I’ll try your soy milk suggestion above . That’s the beauty of making the spice blend yourself, you’re able to fully customize! I’m so happy that you were able to figure out a good spice level and the right sweetness level for you! Also, I have an electric stove that takes a really long time to come to a boil…should I add the tea later so it does not steep too much? I added a little fresh turmeric and ginger root to mine also…do you know if the root would have more anti-inflammatory benefits than the powder? @Pia: Yay! To get a really strong tea flavor, you should do less milk and more water, maybe 1/3 cup milk, 2/3 cup water. I did double the Masala used as I quite like a good hit of flavor. I’ve updated the recipe to reflect that, as well. Thanks! But thank you so much for sharing this and all the fun & interesting notes! When I found yours, I adjusted the ratio in my mix, added a ton of black pepper, more ginger, and a little more cinnamon and cardamom. Per your recommendation, I purchased Taj tea and I’m addicted! @Carol aunty: The Parle G biscuits are a little bit sweet, but not too sweet. Chai is basically a mix of milk, water, tea leaves, and sweetener and spices optionally. Since you like them, I'll continue adding the science notes as they are applicable! Hope "Parle G " bisquits aren't too sweet. Otherwise, I try to leave behind as little actual chai as possible, when I ultimately wash the dregs down the sink! The ginger makes a nicer “heat” than just black pepper. At family reunions, my father had the honorary title of “chai master” and mine was “junior chai master.”  We used to joke about how when we were all sick of being doctors, we would retire and open up a small cafe called “Good Chai” and stock it with the best chai in the world and some mighty delicious snacks. We've always used grams, so I did my best, but I'll update the recipe with the conversions using that site. Chai Spice Recipe to Use in Baking, Tea, Coffee, and More! Thanks for your post on chai! If you're not going to use cow's milk I would recommend using a milk substitute. Love the blog. Hi! Using a mortar and pestle, spice grinder, of the back of your knife, crack and crush open the cardamom, cloves, fennel seeds, and peppercorns. They've been known to disperse over 500 miles.Flights to kinshasaCheap Flights to kinshasaCheap Air Tickets to kinshasa. Where I live it's very hard to obtain many ingredients. Thank you so much! I would take little premade tea bags with me when I was traveling! In fact, it makes some of the most delicious, flavorful, and intense Chai I’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying. I hope that’s helpful, and feel free to get in touch with other questions. You can either serve this hot right away with a buttermilk scone or some fennel-spiced butter cookies, or keep it chilled in the fridge for up to 3 days. Wats is the chai masala proportion for 1 cup tea….as I could not understand the proportion above…. Even dividing the spices by 5 would be wayy to much for 1 cup of liquid…. It’s not me, and I’ll prove it. Do you have a recipe for turning this into a chai concentrate? I think it would be good! Hi Catharina, Bye bye expensive Starbucks!! Definitely! I’m thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed the chai so much! Would it keep for a week or two? Keep up the good work! Using over a cup of black pepper makes this fairly unpleasant. Thanks! Least I can do in exchange for your recipe generosity. https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-a-chai-tea-latte-242520 A pat of butter makes everything better . but if you are worried about a buzz, many people in Australia (and probably elsewhere) drink tea straight before bed much stronger than this – tea has far less of an impact than coffee. I made it for my now-husband the first time I cooked dinner for him when we were dating, I’ve made it so many times I’ve hosted people at my house, so many times just for myself, I even gave it as Christmas gifts to coworkers a couple years ago – a small jar of the masala and a small jar of tea leaves with instructions on how to make it (including a link to this post!) Definitely use a weight scale that can measure in grams. You’re so kind! If you have non-homegenized milk, it will separate into a cream layer and a milk layer. I just made a huge batch. 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