Searching for a real cup of chai, far beyond the Starbucks

Every time I order chai somewhere new, I text my dad. ā€œIs it real?ā€ is how he responds. Real chai, to my family, means something that closely resembles masala chai, a daily staple in my fatherā€™s motherland of India, where chaiwalas line the streets, spooning out steaming, aromatic tea turned light brown by a generousā€¦