“Chai IS the lifeblood of India. Served in scant shot glasses from dawn until way past dusk, this beverage is EVERYWHERE you look. It's in little make-shift cafes, sold from chai-wallahs at every bus station, train station and street corner...brewing in every home.”
READY IN:
5mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Press your fingernail into the cardamom pods to crack them. Bring the water, tea, star anise, cinnamon, and cardamom to a boil.
  2. Boil for 3-5 minutes until the tea is very dark and has reduced to about 2 cups. Strain and add the sugar. Add the milk and stir until hot.
  3. Place the (used) cardamom pods in the bottom of the cups for good friends!
  4. Makes 4 American-sized servings or 12+ Indian-sized servings!

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