Chai

Ingredients:

  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, cut into smaller chunks
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 clove seeds
  • 25 cardamom seeds
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 bag of black tea (preferably Darjeeling)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp golden brown sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  • Combine cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, cardemom in mortal and pestle, smash it up a bit, add to pot.
  • Add ginger to mortal and pestle, smash it up a bit too. add to pot.
  • Add water to the pot. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat partially cover pan with lid, and simmer gently 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add tea bags milk and sugar, stir (or wisk) and steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add milk and sugar.
  • When it’s all warm, strain and serve hot.
  • Optional last step: foam/froth some milk to add on top at the very end and sprinkle a tiny bit of cinnamon on top

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