Chai is a generic word for spiced tea in many parts of the world. In the United States it means a sweet, exotic mix of milk, tea and spices. Traditionally a mix of sweet and savory spices such as clove, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, peppercorn, ginger and fennel are ground and boiled in water. Then black tea is added to the spice mixture which is steeped, added to milk and then sweetened with honey. In .