So let us get this out of the way first. It is only Chai, not Chai Latte or Chai Tea. JUST CHAI.
Chai literally means tea when translated from Hindi, Urdu and Arabic. So why add another word to it? Just say, Chai.
The British introduced tea into India. The British wanted to remove their dependency on China for their tea supply and started cultivating it in various regions of India.
With this, tea-breaks were introduced in companies and government departments across India. This was the start of tea-culture within the Indian subcontinent.
Today India is the second-largest manufacturer of tea after China. However, it is the largest consumer of tea in the entire world!
Billions of dollars with of business has been done over a cup of tea.
From gossip to politics and from marriages to divorces all are done over a cup of tea. It may just be the most powerful drink on earth. Our current Prime Minister used to be a tea-vendor or chaiwalla in Hindi. You will always find a chaiwalla at every corner in India.
But what makes our tea different from the one consumed in the UK? Well, unlike the rest of the world, we Indians like to cook our tea. I will explain that to you in a quick recipe below.