This is a traditional Indian Masala Chai, but we use a higher grade base tea and higher grade spices. It is full-bodied, aromatic, and smooth.
Chai is a traditional Indian way of doing black tea. It consists of Indian black tea, Indian spices, milk, and a sweetener. There are an infinite number of chai recipes in India and it seems every family has their own secret recipe.
The steeping suggestions are just a starting place, adjust to your taste; but to achieve the creamy thickness of Masala Chai, you do need to boil the milk. You can also make this as a simple spiced tea using 1 tsp per 8oz boiling water, for 3-5 min. Add sugar or milk to your taste.