Make Your Tea Time Perfect With These Tea Recipes

Chai, an essential beverage in the Indian lifestyle. You can make this simple hot beverage turn yummy with these four simple tea recipes.

Make Your Tea Time Perfect With These Tea Recipes

 

A cup of piping hot chai is all you need for a perfect chai time. Be it a small tea party with your family and friends, or just sitting by the window sill to enjoy the evening.

1. Masala Chai

Tea Recipes

Ingredients: 150 ml milk, 100 ml water, 2 tsp tea powder, 2 tsp sugar, ½ tsp saffron powder, ½ tsp nutmeg powder, 1 tbsp ginger (freshly grated), 10 mint leaves

Method: Boil the water in a saucepan and add grated ginger and nutmeg powder. Let it boil for a minute, then add the tea powder and milkand boil it on low heat. Add sugar and saffron powder and again boil for a while. Finally add mint leaves and remove it from heat. Strain and serve hot.

2.Chai Elaichi

Tea Recipes

Ingredients: A few boiled cardamoms, Some tea leaves, Water, ¼ cup milk, Cinnamon bark, Sugar, as required

Method: Add the cardamom and tea leaves to water and brew.  Then add milk and let the brew simmer for some time.  Serve hot with cinnamon bark.

3. Chai Nimboo

Tea Recipes

Ingredients:  A few dried tea leaves, Sugar (optional), Water, as required, A few lemon skins

Method: Add dried tea leaves and lemon skins to the water and brew. Then add sugar and simmer for a while.  Serve hot.

4. Chai Irani

Tea Recipes

Ingredients: For spice mix- 1 tsp cinnamon powder, 5-6 whole cloves, 1 star anise, 2-3 white peppercorns. Other ingredients- 2 tsp English breakfast tea, 1 cup water, 4-6 cups whole milk, 4 tbsp condensed milk, Sugar, as required.

Method: Make a decoction of tea powder by adding 2 tbsp tea powder into 3 cups of boiling water. Add cinnamon powder, cloves, star anise and peppercorn to the decoction and cover the vessel to prevent the steam to escape. Boil it for around 10-15 minutes till it reduces to half the quantity of the decoction. On another burner, boil 4 cups of milk till it is reduced to 3 cups. Add 4 tbsp of condensed milk and sugar to the reduced milk.  Boil till the condensed milk mixes with the milk completely and turns a thick consistency. Stir it frequently, add half a cup of filtered decoction to the milk mixture and serve hot.

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