We hope this ritual of chai-making will become a welcome respite in your day and that you will come to appreciate the subtlety of flavour available from a perfect cup of Chai. You can enjoy hot or iced – meaning all year.
Lightly crush 4 rounded teaspoons of Railway Chai (more for a stronger cup).
Put 3.5 cups of water into a saucepan and add the chai spices.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, partially cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat, add 4 level teaspoons of Assam Tea. (You can use another black tea; green or Rooibos also work.) Cover and steep for 3 minutes.
Strain into 1.5 cups warm milk. It tastes best with whole milk. Sweeten to taste; ideally with raw cane sugar.
Railway Chai can be made ahead and kept in the fridge to reheat later. It is refreshingly delicious also served on ice on a hot day.