– Take one cup of water per mug of tea you want to make in a kettle.
– Put 1 heaped tsp of loose tea per mug (or just slightly more if you like it strong) and start boiling it.
– Put how many ever teaspoons of sugar you want in your mug, and add evaporated milk (I like the Rainbow brand) accordingly.
– Once the water and loose tea mixture comes to a boil, put it on a slow boil and let it bubble for a bit to ensure better and stronger taste in your resulting drink.
– Pour it into your mug through a strainer.
– Stir and enjoy!
2017 edit: I now have just one spoon of brown sugar. Chai tastes great with raw sugar, do switch over 🙂
Edit: Apart from comments below with alternative ways of making chai with personal touches, here are some Twitter responses to this too:
— Hana Younes (@HanaYounes) February 6, 2012
— Paul Castle (@DaddyBird) February 6, 2012
@DevinaDivecha really sweet post!
— meghamk (@meghamk) February 6, 2012
@DevinaDivecha I am drinking some chai now 🙂 I used low fat milk now, but think evap milk makes the tea so much better.
— Didi Paterno (@didipaterno) February 6, 2012
— St. Jay Von Skunk (@VonSkunk) February 6, 2012
— Ritesh Jeswani (@whitecrayon) February 6, 2012
@DevinaDivecha good guide! I love rainbow milk I almost teared up when I saw they sold it here. Didn’t have it in US!
— Miss N (@movie_mafia) February 6, 2012
@DevinaDivecha in Goa (& apparently Delhi too??) we boil the tea leaves directly in the milk with cardamom. Mmm… perfect for a rainy eve
— Radhina A Coutinho (@RadhinaCoutinho) February 6, 2012