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Elaichi Chai (Cardamom Chai)

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups whole milk
7 teaspoons natural sugar
1/2 teaspoon decorticated (pod removed) cardamom seeds or 10 green cardamom pods
2 teaspoons CTC black tea (or more)


Cardamom spice is the key to this simple chai tea latte. Up to twice as much black tea can be used for a potent, authentic Indian chai. Strong, robust CTC black tea is traditionally used in making chai, but you can use other types of tea as well.


In a medium pot, add water, milk and sugar and place on medium-high heat. Finely grind cardamom seeds in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. When pot comes to a boil, turn off heat, add tea and cardamom, gently stir and cover. Steep 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and serve.


Or Use Quick Chai Setting:
Add water, cardamom, milk, sugar, and tea

CRAFTEA™ Brew time - 8 minutes

Makes 3 cups (about 2-3 servings)

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Elaichi Chai (Cardamom Chai)