Homemade chai latte from scratch can be made easily and quickly with a ready-made homemade spice mix. Make a batch of the spice mix (masala) ahead of time and save for future cups of chai (tea).
Grind masala spices in mortar & pestle or electric spice or coffee bean grinder.
Label and save.
Bring to a slow boil and reduce, stirring continuously.
Remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes.
Or do as in India and pour from a height of 12 inches to achieve the same effect!
Strain into a cup and enjoy.
The spice (masala) mix itself is enough to yield about 60 cups of chai using 1/4 teaspoon per cup. Save in a glass spice jar. If you like a little more kick, you can increase the black pepper. I used a moderate amount of pepper in this recipe.