Saturday, September 12, 2009


A flavor of India
Simple Chai Tea
Place milk, a couple of cloves, a pinch of cardamon and either tea leaves or tea bag in a pot. Pour boiling water on top. Let this steep. Strain if using loose tea into a cup. Serve. Offer sugar on the side.

Not so simple Chai tea
In a saucepan bring to a boil water, milk tea (either loose or tea bags), add sugar, slices of fresh ginger. After mixture comes to a boil lower heat and add pinch cardamon, cinnamon stick, cloves, ground white pepper. Let this all this infuse at a relatively low heat for about five minutes.

Strain. Enjoy.

If you must measure:
One tablespoon tea, one cup water, 2-3 tablespoons milk per serving. This drink is usually served quite sweet.


  1. I guess I always thought there was more milk used in these recipes. It's good to know there isn't. I'd want to use soy milk, myself. --Spirituality of Tea

  2. I enjoy chai tea and like to try different recipes. Thanks for these two.