Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 1 teaspoon black tea leaves (Daarjeling, Assam…)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon of sugar (at least)
- fresh ginger mulched or a full cardamom pod (black pepper, cinnamon stick or clove could be also added, even though daily chai does not include these spices)*
The result should be sweet and smooth.
Indian chai is not cooked in front of the guests. The amount brewed might be enough to refill their cups. Glasses are used in the street stalls, but, at home, ceramics are preferred.
Tea can be served with sweet or salty snacks.