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This Chai Is Seriously ADDICTIVE

This Chai Is Seriously ADDICTIVE

Karak Chai is one of the most popular drinks in the Gulf Countries of the Middle East, I’d even say this gulf chai karak is Addictive. It’s a lightly spiced chai with a strong tea flavour, basically a ginger cardamom tea. I love having this gulf karak tea instead of coffee, and it only takes a few minutes to make.

Quick “Chai”
1 Tea bag
4 Green Cardamom pods, cracked
1-2 Tbsp Condensed or Evaporated milk

Chai Karak
1 1/2 Cup Water (room temp)
1 Cup Evaporated Milk
2 Tbsp Sugar (use less if you want)
3 Tsp Loose Strong Black Tea
3-4 g Fresh Ginger
4 Green Cardamom pods
2 Cloves
8 Threads Saffron

To make the quick chai:

1- Crack the cardamom pods and place in your mug with the tea bag
2- Pour over boiling water and brew to desired strength
3- Add the Condensed milk and serve

To make Chai Karak
1- Add the black tea to your pot with the spices
2- Slice the ginger into strips and add as well
3- Pour over the room temp water and bring to a boil
4- Add the sugar, then reduce heat to medium and allow to simmer for 5 minutes
5- When the time is up, add the evaporated milk. DO NOT leave the pot as it will boil over if you do
6- Continue to cook over medium-high heat (2-3 minutes) until the Chai comes to a boil
7- Repeat this 3-5 times to make the texture velvety:
a. Bring the pot to a boil so the chai foams up
b. Remove the pot from the stove so that the foam dies down
c. Once the pot has stopped boiling completely, place this back on the stove
After this, strain the tea and serve it hot or cold