Authentic chai masala: ultimate comfort
1 cup of water
2 tbsp. spice (ideally whole)* - I highly recommend Madame Germaine Chai in Mumbai blend.
1 1/2 tbsp. black tea (or 2 bags of black tea)
2 tbsp. sugar (or maple syrup) - normally it would be more, but to taste
1 1/4 cup milk
Over medium heat, in a cauldron, bring the water to a simmer and let the spices infuse for approx. 3 minutes.
Add tea and sugar. Simmer another 2-3 minutes.
Add the milk. Leave the heat to medium. Wait for a simmer again and let infuse for 2-3 minutes.
Pass through a sieve. Keep warm covered.
Comfort yourself with this little trip to India from home! Cheers!