A lovely tasting chai. I scaled it down to 1 serving. I made it as is except I left the pepper out and lighly crushed the clove with the back of a spoon. Next time i will add much more spice and still leave out the pepper. Thanx for a lovely warming drink.
This made a typical spicy chai but easy to drink, too many others use too much cinnamon and cloves, which is just too much flavor. But this one is more balanced. I did however use raw ginger instead of powder and it was more like a mass of two teaspoons, and I used 5 cardamom pods. But very good advice to stay low on the cinnamon. Cinnamon spreads it's flavor very well in low doses anyway, using too much is just nauseating.
This is similar to chai sheer that I make during Ramadan. I usually leave out the peppercorns and ginger though!
You get ready made spice mix for chai in Indian grocery stores. People usually add just cardamon or just fresh minced/crushed ginger to the tea too. If using fresh ginger(my fav. way of making tea daily) make sure to add it towards the end of the tea-making process so that the tea does not curdle.