50mlSemi-Skimmed Milk2 oz – adjust the quantity according to taste
1tbspWhite Sugar – adjust the quantity according to taste
In a mortar, using the pestle, crush the fresh ginger and cardamom pods until the seeds are lightly crushed and you can see the threads of the ginger. Should you not have a pestle and mortar, you can lightly grind these in an upside-down blender.
Add the ginger, cardamom, tea, and water to a pot and bring to the boil; once it boils, reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer gently for 10 minutes.
Add the milk and sugar, mix well, bring back to the boil, and allow to simmer for a further minute or two.
Strain the cutting chai using a mesh strainer; using a spoon, lightly press the tea, cardamom, and ginger after straining to get the extra flavor out of them.