A perfect cup of chai is something I live for. Although there are alternatives for cows milk and caffeine free variations that I have made for myself and others - I wanted to share the real thing. . .
4 cups water
1 cup whole organic milk or alternative
1 1/2 tbsp black tea leaves
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon or stick
5 green cardamom pods, crushed
1/2 tsp fennel seed
Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
Bring water to a boil over high heat.
Add all spices.
Turn down heat to low and simmer the spices for 10 min minimum.
Turn heat up to medium, add milk brink liquid just to a boil again and turn heat down to low.
Add tea and sugar.
Be sure to watch carefully as at this point it could boil over.
Simmer uncovered for 5-7 min.
Take off heat and strain into a tea pot. Serve and enjoy.