Step 4: Strain, Consume, Enjoy!

OK, now the last step before drinking. You need to strain out all of the solids (tea leaves and spices).

Place the tea strainer over the coffee cup, tilt the pot over the cup and strainer and pour. Hint: Do it in the sink because it WILL make a mess otherwise.

Discard the tea leaves and spice chunks in the trash or compost.

You will see the chai will have reached a nice rich tan color and a skin will have formed on the surface. Now you can drink it straight or add tea biscuits (aka cookies) or other assorted garnishes.

One of my favourite chais... but i have to ask. why do on indians call it chai tea?
Are you asking, why do no indians call it chai tea? Typically because the word chai in Hindi means tea.
I am indian. I know that it means tea. I'm asking why others call it chai tea since it literally translates into tea tea. (not being rude, it's a genuine doubt)
I believe it is because Chai tea refers to spices infused tea, generally a milk based recipe as well.<br>Is this Marsala tea?<br>
<p>Now where did this R in Masala come from? First, non-Indians call it Chai tea which is like saying Tea tea, and now you spell Masala as Marsala! This is silly n annoying!</p>
<p>simple - people just can't be bothered to spell correctly</p>
My apologies. I think partly because tea to most westerners is water based. So by calling it chai tea, it denotes that it is the Indian type of tea, though the tea part is redundant. Additionally, the english language, at least in its colloquial form, has no problem with redundancy. Look at how many times you see people refer to ATM machines or use phrases like &quot;Can you repeat that again?&quot;
<p>Tortology. Common grammatical error.</p>
<p>nobody calls it chai tea in india (just the westerners or the NRI's do)</p><p>we just say chai or tea</p><p>we are not stupid </p><p>by the way not being rude its a genuine answer</p>
<p>nobody calls it chai tea in india (just the westerners or the NRI's do)</p><p>we just say chai or tea</p><p>we are not stupid </p><p>by the way not being rude its a genuine answer</p>
<p>It's the Non-Indians do it, not Indians. Have u ever seen or heard and Indian calling it Chai Tea? That would like saying Tea tea and would be very silly!</p>
<p>Because if you don't know Indian - then you don't know that chai means Tea... - Just our ignorance of the Indian language. Therefore if we don't say Chai Tea - no one knows what we are talking about.......</p><p>Hey, I just discovered that chai means tea - so I've been just as ignorant as the rest.</p>
<p>It's unusual to make chai with all-milk (no water). I think 2 parts <br>water to one part milk is more typical...or 50/50 milk/water would be <br>considered quite milky but not unusual.</p>
<p>tis looks dileshis</p>
<p>This is awesome! EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you!</p>
So nice! I want some now.
<p>If you wanna try Masala Chai you will need a number of organic ingredients and make it at your home. Or come India (Specially Himalayas) to taste the real masala tea.</p>
I like this recipe but I was wondering, wow much cardamom and ginger do you use per person?
Sorry I should have included that in there.<br><br>Green cardamom: I use 3-5 (you can use more or less depending on taste and the size of the pods). <br>Ginger: I use a chunk around a 1-cm thick 1-inch in diamter.<br><br>And yes I just used metric and imperial measurements in the same sentience. :P

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