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How to Make Chai

chaiSave yourself a trip to your local coffee joint for a “chai latte” and follow our simple how-to video on making authentic chai, spices and all. This video was created particularly for the domestically challenged so the steps are extremely simple and easy to follow.

Bare-Bones Must Have

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • (2% recommended to give creamier finish)
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger
  • Cardamom Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Loose Tea Leaves
    (use a regular household spoon or a plastic spoon)
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • Strainer
  • Shredder

How To Make Chai:

  1. Put one cup of water in a pot and keep it on medium heat.
  2. Shred approximately one teaspoon worth of ginger into the water.
  3. Put in a big pinch of cardamom powder.
  4. Raise the heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Once water begins to steam, put in 2 tablespoons of loose Indian tea leaves. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then cover the pot with a lid or plate for about 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid and put in 1 cup of milk. The more milk you put in, the creamier it will taste. For a good balance, 1 cup of milk is recommended to balance the flavor.
  6. Put in two tablespoons of sugar and stir the chai.
  7. Bring chai to a boil. Once is boils remove from heat and pour into a cup using a strainer.
  8. Enjoy!

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