How to Make the Perfect Cup of Chai

1¼ cup water

2 heaping teaspoons of Masala Chai (or Coconut or Bengali Chai)

1 cup whole milk (preferably)

Bring the water and tea leaves to a boil. When boiling, add whole milk and return the mixture to a gentle boil and then turn down temperature. Let it simmer-steep for 15 minutes and stir occasionally. Turn heat off. Let it cool for a minute.  Strain and add sweetener of choice.  Serve and enjoy!

Chai (. . . i t  r h y m e s   w i t h   p i e )

is the word for tea in many parts of the world and plays a very important role in many cultures. Probably the most famous being India's Chai, a spiced milk tea that has grown in popularity in the West.  Which spices are used varies from region and households.  The word Masala means a mixture of spice in Hindi.  The most common spices include cardamon, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and pepper.  It is a superb beverage both warm and iced and provides a sense of well-being and refreshment.

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