After having a cup of Chai Tea Latte from Starbuck,I decided to make a cup of Chai Tea Latte by myself.
I've bought the spice from India store, however, they are not in powder simply because they don't have label on the powder so I can't identify them. However, I recognized their original shape so I bought them in the raw shape.
I don't have a grinder or mortar/pestle. I really don't want to buy them for occasional drink.
Is it common way to put the spice directly into the boiling water without grinding them into powder?
Below is the recipe:
I got cinnamon stick, cardamom pods (green cardamom) and cloves in raw shape.
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 inch stick of cinnamon
8 cardamom pods
8 whole cloves
1/4 inch fresh ginger root (sliced thin)
2/3 cup of milk
6 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons of Darjeeling Tea leaves