On my trip to India I went to a cooking class and learnt to make the authentic chai tea that is shared to welcome guests. I have a friend who likes tea, travel and cooking so I thought that some chai spice would make a nice gift. When she visited me I made her the tea and showed her how to make it as well.
Chai Spice Equal amounts of ground:
- Green Cardamom
- Black Pepper
- Dry Ginger
Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a saucepan. Add 1/2 tsp spice* and 2 tsp sugar. Boil 1 minute and add Assam Tea (I use 1 teabag per person). Boil a further 1 minute and add 1/2 cup milk. Bring to a full boil so that the milk foams to the top of the pan, take off heat until the foam subsides and return to the heat. Boil and let subside 5 times. Take off heat and cover for 2 minutes. Strain into cups.
* when doubling the recipe add only another 1/4 tsp of spice.