A lovely, lovely drink if you're into tea and warm milk and spices and the Indian flavors in general. This tea is one of the most known traditional beverages in the Kashmir region and every cup comes with a special and meaningful brewing and serving ceremony.
The good news is that there's a way for us to enjoy the same taste at home, in our Western-equipped kitchens, with minimal effort. The drink tastes unique and it's ready in just a couple of minutes. And if you're a cardamom junkie, like I confess to be, you just can't say no to this. Hello cold season and many many cups of this chai to come :).
Recipe source: here.
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Ingredients (for 1 cup):
- 200 ml freshly brewed black tea (hot)
- 50 ml full-fat milk (at room temperature)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- pinch of saffron
- sugar or honey to taste
Brew your black tea however you usually do, only add the saffron as well. When it's done brewing, strain it and pour into a cup. Add the sweetener (honey or sugar) and also the cardamom and mix them in, while the tea is still hot. When all is mixed, add the milk and stir.
The chai is now at a very drinkable temperature and it's done. Dig in! :)