To make approximately 8 fluid ounces of tea:
4 fl oz water
2 1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp tea*
4 fl oz milk
Spices to taste**
Combine water and tea. Let it boil until water reduces and tea color is strong.
Add milk to taste. Add tea spices at this point if desired.
Let it come to a boil, but reduce before it gets to a rolling boil. Be careful that
it doesn’t boil over. Stir to avoid forming a skin. Keep at low boil for about 2
Remove from heat. Cover the pan for two minutes. Strain it and drink.
*My Mom uses Wagh Bakri brand, available at most Indian grocers
**Spice formulas vary, but some people use cardomom seeds, cinnamon, and ginger (cold
weather). It really depends on your taste. Ready made spice mixes are also available at your