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Chai is a spiced milk tea that is popular in many parts of the world, including India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It is made by boiling milk with a mixture of spices, including ginger, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. Chai recipes vary depending on the region, but they all have a similar flavor profile.
The history of chai is closely intertwined with the history of tea. Tea was first introduced to India in the early 1600s by the British East India Company. At first, it was only consumed by the upper classes, but it eventually became popular among all social groups. Chai was likely created soon after tea was introduced to India, as a way to make it more palatable to the local palate.
The earliest known recipe for chai comes from a book called The Art of Cookery, published in England in 1747. This recipe calls for milk, sugar, and tea to be boiled together and then spiced with ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. It is likely that this recipe was inspired by the spiced milk drinks that were popular in India at the time.
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