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I recently mailed a “Chai Kit” to my favorite aunt, back home in Texas. We got to visit her while were were home for Christmas. While we were there, I made chai for the whole family. Out of necessity, I outfitted my mom with all the necessary ingredients for making proper Indian chai, long ago. My aunt saw the spice dabba, and really liked it, and liked the homemade chai even more. So when I got home, I decided to assemble a “Chai Kit” and mail it to her. I included the spice dabba (I had one on hand to use as a gift), loaded with the spices that I use in my chai recipe: cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks, sugar (I told her she’d have to buy the fresh ginger herself!). I also included some tea leaves, straight from India (courtesy of my Mother-in-Law, on her last visit). The last item I included was the tea strainer – I picked up several packs of these on our last trip to India, but they last for quite a while (even running them through the dishwasher!) So I had extras to complete the chai kit. I also designed and printed off a recipe card, so she would be able to have the recipe handy. It turned out to be a great surprise gift for my aunt – she loved it & is perfecting her chai making skills! Who knows, maybe I can turn over the chai making responsibility to her on our next visit! She’s planning on accompanying us to India this year, so maybe her skills will come in handy, did I mention she’s single? Maybe she can nab her own Indian man!