Chai is the lifeblood of India. Served from dawn until way past dusk, this beverage is everywhere you look. It’s in little street cafes, sold from chaiwallahs at every bus station, train station and street corner, brewing in every home. Follow the steps below to recreate an authentic chai experience.
Step 1: Gather your
Masala Chai, milk of choice (cow’s milk, soy, nut milk or coconut!) sweetner of choice, fresh ginger, a pot for the stove, as well as your serving cup and a tea strainer.
Add half a cup of filtered water, 1/2 a tsp of finely chopped ginger and sweetener to a pot. Bring to a boil. Add 1-2 teaspoons of Masala Chai
and immediately remove from the heat for 3-5 minutes.
Step 3: After 3-5 minutes add 1 cup of milk of your choice and return to the pot to the heat.
Step 4: Slowly bring the mixture up to temperature, stirring regulary. Being careful to avoid a boil over.
Step 5: When your chai is done, carefuly strain directly into your cup and serve!