Real Chai is almost impossible to find here in the U.S. If you donÍt believe us take someone from India to any upscale coffee chain and order a Chai. We apologize in advance if you actually do this because they will not be happy. Real chai should use a strong black tea and real, fresh spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and peppercorns. It should never, ever use any type of ñnatural flavoringsî or any other shortcuts you would find in those premade boxes. Using the real stuff gives you a drink that is as delicious as you can find anywhere in India. And by everywhere I mean every single train station, bus station, caf_, street corner, and household. Once you taste a real chai you will understand why.