That time in the day when you stop, take a moment, and either be with yourself, gossip with the neighbours, or have discussions about life and politics, with friends, new and old. Everything happens over a chai in India.
“Chai” is the Hindi word for “tea”, and it was derived from “cha”, which is the Chinese word for “tea”, although in Hindi the term chai means a mix of spices steeped into a tea-like beverage. Chai recipes vary across the continent of India, but the traditional ingredients of the spiced tea blend is usually black tea leaves mixed with spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black peppercorns. It is brewed strong with milk, and always sweetened with sugar or honey.