Hey folks, it’s Ayan here. Before starting Kolkata Chai Co, I spent a month in India traveling and studying how chaiwallahs made their chai. I’d stand and watch as they would boil the milk and water in these massive pots and admire everyone’s individual theatrics that came with the process. As I developed my own recipe, I wanted to honor the traditions of how chai is made and not cut any corners along the way.
Making chai is a meditative, ritualistic activity that can start your mornings off with the right intention. For those of us who still feel intimidated by making the perfect cup, here’s a guide that you can always refer to on how to get it right.
The good news is, it only takes a few minutes once you have everything lined up. It’s not as easy as an Keurig, but it’s way tastier. Let’s get into how you can make your own cup.