- 4-5 teaspoons of Assam Black Tea Powder or any black tea loose
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Water
- 4 TBS Sugar, Jaggery or Coconut Palm Sugar
In a saucepan combine all ingredients. Boil on low for 10 minutes. Strain and drink. Do NOT stir when you are boiling it, just let it do it’s thing!
Chai is traditionally served in small cups or glasses depending on locality. Indians do not drink a large mug of tea like in the Western countries. about 300 grams (4.5 oz) is all they need. Chai is regularly served when anyone comes to the home in India! If no visitors for the day then regular tea-time is at after 4 and if your outside you can enjoy all day! When visitors come, we ALWAYS offer a drink and some kind of food item. Chai and biscuits (or cookies in Western World) are usually the best visitor snack as it is quick and easy to prepare and allows for time to converse!
Happy Tea Time!!