Perfect Cup Of Chai

Skip the coffee shop and make real deal chai at home.


  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon whole black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons black tea leaves (Darjeeling)
  • Sugar to taste


  1. In a coffee grinder, coarsely grind cinnamon, star anise, cloves, cardamom and whole black pepper.
  2. In a saucepan, bring whole milk and water to a simmer. Add ground spices and ginger, and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat, and add tea leaves. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain.

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