Authentic Chai


One of my best friends, Tanvir, made me his mom's authentic Indian chai recipe one day at my house, and was dreaming of it for over a year before I had the guts to ask for the recipe. 

Some chai etiquette I was informed of:

  1. it is pronounced "chaw"
  2. there is no need to say "chai tea", that's the same as saying "tea tea". Just chai.


  • 1 tablespoon of Wild Prairie Chandler Honey
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 orange pekoe teabags
  • 2 crushed cardamoms (crushed in a mortar and pestle if possible)
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cup of milk (the fattier the better)


Boil water with the two teabags, Wild Prairie Chandler Honey, cardamom, and cloves. Boil for 2 minutes.

Add the cup of milk, and bring to a boil again.

Reduce heat and let simmer for 3 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!