Ingredients for 2 cups of chai (because who really makes only one cup right)
2 cups of water
1 cup of whole milk (you can use 2% but use half water and half milk (1.5 of each)
4 teaspoons of loose black tealeaves
2 inch piece of ginger (adrakh) sliced
4-6 green cardamoms (ellachi)
1 piece of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of fennel seeds
3-4 whole peppercorns
1-2 whole cloves
sugar to taste
|Boiling with spices|
Heat water, loose tealeaves and spices and bring to a boil. Let mixture boil for about 5 minutes. Add milk and boil. As soon as the mixture boils, turn off the heat and let the chai sit for about 5 minutes. Strain and enjoy.
Tips: you can add mint, lemon grass, black cardamom and nutmeg to this mixture as well. The above recipe is how we make our tea daily but we do add some variations at time. Tweek this to your liking. Every new ingredient adds a new dimension but also remember that simpliticity sometimes is the best choice :)
Give this a shot and let me know how you like it!