1 cup water
1 cup 2% milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon black tea leaves, loose
½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger OR 1 pinch cardamom powder
Mix all ingredients in a small pot (1 qt) and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, simmer for 3-4 minutes, strain. Serve hot.
Note: To make Iced Chai, cool chai for a bit and then simply fill a glass 3/4th with ice-cubes and pour chai over it. Serve.