Indian Railway Tea (Chai)
- 2 C. water
- 3-4 whole cloves
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 3-4 cardamom pods (cracked open)
- 1/4 C. loose black tea (or 4 tea bags)
- 2 C. milk
- 4 Tbs. of sugar (or a little less)
Bring water, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom to a boil; let stand as long as possible. Then add tea and let steep. Add milk to the tea-spice mixture and heat but do not boil. When hot, strain and add sugar. Stir and keep hot.
Yield: 1 qt.