|Preparation time||10 minutes|
|Serving Size||1 cup|
|Calories Per Serving||Approximately 116 per serving|
1 cup milk
1 cup water
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons Darjeeling tea(Orange pekoe etc will also do)
1/4 teaspoon Chai Masala
1.Bring the water to a boil.Add the sugar and tea and let it come to a rolling boil.
2.Add the milk and Chai masala and let it come to a boil, almost to the point it raises up to the brim and turn off the flame and strain through a filter and serve hot.
This is the Indian way of making Chai, the American way of adapting this was to use all water for steeping the chai and add creamer of your choice in the end.
You can also use less milk and more water to make a lighter chai and for a denser chai add all milk.
Other alterations to this can be to add vanilla essence, orange zest etc.
If serving a larger crowd, brew the tea with the spice in water and keep refrigerated and use as needed.
The sugar, tea and Chai masala can be packed into a small mason jar to make a cute holiday gift.
Vegan versions can use almond milk or soy milk instead of the milk.