Chai – Indian Spiced Tea
What is in Chai?
“Chai” simply means tea. The full name is “masala chai” (spice tea). There are many different variations on the recipe. Of course, Grandma or Mom’s way is the best. The basic ingredients are black tea, milk, spices, and sugar.
The main spices in chai are cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves. Other spices may be included as well, such as star anise, allspice, coriander, fennel, nutmeg, tamarind, or black pepper. Western culture has added non-traditional flavors of its own, like unsweetened cocoa powder or vanilla beans.