Sometimes a picture does say a thousand words. However we make Chai here, it just cannot approximate the real thing. For one thing, there's years of experience. Look at the skill of this chaiwallah (chai vendor). Could you do this?! He knows the amount of milk to blend by looking at the color of the brew. The sugar melts in the dance of his pouring. The burnt sides of the saucepan only add to the ambience. (Photo courtesy of Matt Monroe).