Hospitality in India is expressed with offering tea or coffee, with sweets and savory snacks.
Families in India are also partial to many hot milk drinks flavored with ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, fennel, saffron and fortified with nuts and seeds to create a powerful protein drink.
Chai In India refers to a style of preparing it. Chai tea is usually served with milk or cream, and is heavily spiced. Common spices in chai are cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and a combination of all of them.
Chai has come to North America from India, and has gained much popularity at coffeehouses and tea shops everywhere. It's not hard to make at home, and many of the spices are ones you likely have in your pantry. Here are a few great chai recipes to try: