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

Every time I order chai somewhere new, I text my dad. ‚ÄúIs it real?‚ÄĚ is how he responds. Real chai, to my family, means something that closely resembles masala chai, a daily staple in my father‚Äôs motherland of India, where chaiwalas line the streets, spooning out steaming, aromatic tea turned light brown by a generous‚Ķ