24 green cardamoms
18 black peppers
1 teaspoon anis seeds
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1-1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons tea leaves (I prefer Brooke Bond Red Label or Lipton Yellow Label)
2 teaspoons sugar adjust to taste
1/2 teaspoon Chai Spice Mix from above
Mix all the spices and grind to a powder. I prefer to use coffee grinder the one I keep just for spices. Store the Chai Spice Mix in air tight container.
Boil the water and milk with 1/2 teaspoon of spice mix. As water comes to boil reduce the heat to low and add tea leaves and sugar
cover the pan and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Strain mixture and serve hot.
Adjust the sugar to your taste.
I use 10 oz tea cups or mugs.
Use ¼ teaspoon of spice mix for 1 cup of tea.