Ginger Chai
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Serves: 2 cups
This ginger chai is perfect on a cold, rainy day, but is equally wonderful any time of year. Enjoy!
  • 1 cup water
  • thumb length of fresh ginger, peeled, sliced, and smashed (about 1 Tbsp, or more if you like more gingery zing!)
  • 1 Tbsp. jaggery or other sugar
  • 2 cups organic whole milk
  • 4 black tea bags
  • optional: a few whole cloves and/or green cardamom pods
To Make
  1. Heat water, ginger, and jaggery in a medium saucepan over medium heat. If you are adding cloves or cardamom, add them to the water as well. Stir occasionally until the jaggery is dissolved and the water begins to boil.
  2. Remove the tags from the tea bags and tie the bags together. Add the tea bags to the hot water and let steep for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the milk and heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a boil. Press the tea bags against the side of the pan if you want a stronger tea flavor.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and pour the chai into two cups through a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Enjoy!
Recipe by Half Indian Cook at