Saturday, May 12, 2012

Chai Tea

Yeah, yeah, "chai" actually means "tea," but you know what I mean, right? Masala chai. Sweet, milky, spiced tea. Ten times better than that weird syrup they use at Starbucks.

2 c milk
2 1/2 c water
1/3 c sugar
3 cardamom pods, crushed
6 bags Indian black tea

Combine milk, water, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and add the tea bags. Boil 2-3 minutes, watching carefully so the milk doesn't make it boil over. Turn off heat. Cover and let steep 2-3 minutes. Be sure to strain out the cardamom pods before serving.