Truck stop in India

A quick bio break at 4am on the road to Agra nets us a coffee and a chai masala tea. The coffee, with cream and sugar, is the sweetest and richest coffee I have ever drank. The chai masala is made without water, just milk and tea. Apparently the secret to local chai is ground ginger and grind black pepper mixed in with the tea that is steeped in milk. It’s served in a small clay cup, which is a one-time use disposable according to our guide. Though I’m not clear why chai masala would be served indisposable  clay, but coffee in styrofoam.