This Indian chai is fav among a ton of my American friends. Every time I make this for someone, they look at me like an Illy barista. I feigned authority over this for a long time, but time to reveal the secret.
A lot of this has to do with tea the powder that is typically the same flavor as English breakfast. The Ceylon, Assamese and the Munnar versions are the best.


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  • Course drink
  • Cuisine Indian
  • Yield 1 serving
  • Cooking Time 5 minutes
  • Total Time 5 minutes


tea powder
1 Teaspoon
1/4 Cup
3/4 Cup
2 - 3 tsps


  1. Get the milk and water into a cup. ¼ cup milk and ¾ cup water. I’ve used whole milk.
  2. Pour to a saucepan and get it to boil.
  3. While that happens add the required amount of sugar. Adjust sugar as per your taste.
  4. Once its boils add the teapowder and stir in well
  5. Simmer the tea for 2-3 mins
  6. The sieve the tea-powder to a cup and serve
Indian chai / tea

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