Have you ever enjoyed a real cup of Indian chai?
For years, India has been known for it's unique, bold flavored tea. This is mainly due to the effort and spices used to make the tea. Many Indian restaurants can make an authentic cup of chai for an after dinner treat, but wouldn't it be great if you could make this tea for your family in the comfort of your own home? Now you can!
What you'll need:
Cinnamon, Fennel powder, Clove Powder, Nutmeg Powder, Ginger Powder, Cardamom seeds, Loose tea, Milk, Top-open tea pot, Strainer
Fill a pot with enough water for the amount of cups desired, about 8oz for every cup. Keep in mind that you will be using quite a bit of milk, so if you are making 4 cups of tea, fill 3 cups of water and the extra cup will be compensated in milk.
How to make it:
Wait until the water is hot, but not boiling. Now, add 1 teaspoon of loose tea for every 8oz cup desired.
The water will turn a black color after just 30 seconds. Now add a pinch of cinnamon powder, pinch of fennel powder, pinch of clove powder, pinch of nutmeg powder, and a pinch of ginger powder. Lastly, sprinkle about 3 cardamom seeds per cup. The aroma will be amazing!
Add milk until the color of the tea is a light brown. The more milk, the more creamy it will be.
Stir until desired color. The longer the tea is brewed on a low flame, the stronger it will be.
The tea will be done in just a few minutes after adding the milk (wait until it boils).
Now, pour the tea from the pot into all the cups using the strainer. Add the desired sugar to every cup. Serve immediately for best taste. For added tea compliments, enjoy with tea toast.
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