今日はChennaiからPondicherryへ移動の日。途中で寄ったドライブ-インのインド美人看板。This is on the day I moved from Chennai to Pondicherry by car. At the drive-in, an Indian beauty.

さぁ、初チャイを飲みましょう。まず、熱いミルクの入った寸胴鍋からカップに入れ、高い場所からまた鍋に戻す。—これを何度か繰り返して…. Let’s drink my first chai in India. First, he scoops up the hot milk from a giant pot, and pours it back a few times.

写真にはないけどネルのドリッパーに茶葉を入れたやつにそのミルクを何度か通す。また高い場所から注ぐ。I didn’t photograph it, but he pours the hot milk through a gauze net containing the tea, a few times, from up high. Then he pours the chai into the glass.

初チャイ到着。思ったよりもそんなにスパイスが主張してないけど、こくがあるのにまろやかでとっても美味。熱い天気の下での熱いチャイは旨い!My first chai is served. The spice is not as predominent as I thought, it has depth yet it is smooth at the same time. Hot chai in this hot weather is perfect.

ドライブインのトイレ看板。連れ合いによれば結構綺麗だったらしい。The drive-in toilet. According to my partner, it was cleaner than he had imagined.