Chai is a hallmark of the DeRose Method schools around the world.
If you've tried our beloved chai, now you'll have the original recipe so you can make it for yourself or guests.
Ingredients for a liter of chai
half a liter of water
½ cup grated fresh ginger
five seeds of cardamom
two cinnamon sticks
three tablespoons of black tea leaves
five large tablespoons sugar
half a liter of milk
Start by adding ginger, cardamom and cinnamon to the water and boiling for about 3 minutes.
Add the milk, sugar and heat concoction just before the boiling point.
Turn off the heat, add the black tea and let it steep for about 3 minutes, no longer.
Finally, strain and serve!
(Text by John Chisenhall)