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The Perfect Chai:

For each cup, of chai you need about 4/5 cup of water, u are going
to lose some water in evaporation etc.. and u are going to add milk
for the rest. This measure can be changed to suit your proportion
of tea+milk.

Boil the water and then pour it into the tea pot. Now ad the tea
leaves, I use about 1 teaspoon/cup.

Now close the pot, and if u want to preserve the heat, close it
with a sort of insulating cap u get for the pot.

Now heat some milk separately.

The cups can be pre-heated by rinsing with hot water.

After the tea has brewed for 7-10 minutes, pour the tea into the
cups through a strainer, add milk + sugar.

Modified Chai (doesn't need pot etc..)

Boil the water in a regular vessel. Turn off the heat, add chai
and close the vessel with a plate so that the steam stays in.
Other steps are same.

Ginger+Ilaichi chai:

Cut some pieces of ginger, crush them with a spoon. Add it to the
water when you boil it. You can also add Ilaichi (cardamom) to add

You can try various types of tea. The best is got by mixing the so
called dust tea and leaf tea. Dust adds strength, while leaf gives
a distinctive flavor to it. Try Darjeeling tea, its great.

And remember tea should never be boiled, it should be brewed.


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