Complex, spicy & incredibly tasty. Chai, which translates to “tea”, represents a way of life in India.
Made up of spices that are important in Ayurvedic medicine, the original Chai was purely a herbal concoction that dates back thousands of years. Black tea was added when the British pushed to popularize tea drinking in India in the early 20th century.
The traditional Masala Chai, literally meaning "mixed spice tea", is made with milk, black tea, & a medley of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, & ginger. It is brewed in Indian homes where it is served to family & guests, & is also sold on the street by vendors known as the "Chai Wallahs".