1 (1″ piece) of Ginger Root (Adrak) (peeled and sliced)
4 Black Peppercorns (Saabut Kaali Mirch)
3 cups of Water
1 tbsp. Loose Organic Black Tea or 2 Tea Bags
2 tbsp. Dark Brown Sugar
1 cup Milk (whole or low fat) (or use non-dairy milk for a vegan version)
How to make Authentic Chai Tea:
Place the cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, ginger, peppercorns and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to steep for 10 minutes. Return to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
Strain the tea and return to the saucepan. Add brown sugar and milk while stirring over low heat for one minute. Serve immediately.