It is thought that chai originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and was used for Ayurveda, which means the ‘study of life.’ This ancient alternative medicinal practice focuses on constant balance and well-being. The many health benefits of chai tea make it relatively easy to see why a large portion of the populace in India still follow this alternative medicine practice today!
Follow this simple step-by-step brewing guide.
Measure approximately 140ml of water per cup and pour into a pot. Place on the stovetop, and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat down as rapidly boiling water can destroy the chai.
Add 1 tablespoon (15 g) of fresh chai per cup to the boiled water.
Simmer on low heat for approximately 5 minutes. Remember to stir gently every so often.
Add half a cup (140 ml) of milk per person to the hot chai. Stir gently.
Keep the pot on low heat until you see steam start to rise. Don’t allow the mixture to boil.
Pour the tea through the tea strainer into your favorite mug and add honey for extra sweetness.