Total Time
5mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 5 mins

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.

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!