If you are someone who cannot begin their day without a cup of tea, this one is just for you. It is no secret that Tea is the most consumed beverage in India. Whether you have it with milk and sugar or without them, there’s nothing as comforting as a warm cup of tea after a long, hard day. Originated in Assam, tea leaves are widely grown in the region and consumed all across the world. Today we bring you super easy recipes to make delicious teas in your kitchen and sip on some happiness!
1. Masala Tea
If you love sweet and spicy tea, read on to make this traditional masala chai.
- 3 to 4 green cardamoms
- 3 cloves
- ½ to ¾ inch cinnamon
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tsp tea powder or tea leaves
- 2 to 3 tsp sugar
- ½ to 1 tsp ginger
- ½ cup milk
- Start by bringing the water to a boil
- Crush cloves, cinnamon, cardamom in a hand pestle or a spice blender
- Now, add it to boiling water along with the crushed ginger and tea powder
- Allow it to boil for about 2 to 3 minutes on a medium flame
- When the flavours are infused well, pour the milk and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until the tea darkens & turns thick
- The flavour of the milk should vanish when the masala tea is ready
- Now, filter to serving cups and serve hot with any breakfast, snacks or biscuits.
2. Cranberry Tea
Sweet, refreshing and extremely berry! A very unique and tasty way to consume cranberries is in the form of a tea. If you wanna try this tea, read on to get yourself a cup full of refreshing goodness!
- 3 ½ quarts water
- ½ kg cranberries
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 oranges
- 2 lemons sliced
- 12 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- In a large pot, combine water and cranberries and allow it to boil for a couple of minutes
- This will help extract the flavour of the cranberries into the water
- Now, once it is simmered well, add sugar, orange, cloves and cinnamon sticks
- Cover it for an hour and then serve
- You can also top it with some mint leaves to add a minty and refreshing taste
3. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is one of those teas which offer multiple health benefits, since it comes from the daisy-flowers of the Asteraceae plant family. It has been consumed for centuries is a caffeine-free tea, unlike others.
- In a large pot, add the water and bring it to a boil
- Once the water is boiled, mix the chamomile flowers in hot water and let it infuse for 2 to 3 minutes
- Add sugar or honey as desired and serve!
4. Kahwa Tea
Kahwa tea is a traditional Kashmiri tea that is flavoured with cardamom and infused cloves, cinnamon and saffron. It is a very exotic and rich drink served with a sprinkling of dry fruits. To make this exotic Kashmiri kahwa tea, read on:
- 1 tsp Kashmiri green tea
- 3 cups of water
- 10-12 strands of saffron
- ½ inch cinnamon stick
- 1 cardamom crushed
- ½ dried rose petals
- 2 tsp. almonds
- 1 tsp. honey
- In a large pot, heat some water and allow it to simmer
- Once the water is simmered add saffron, cinnamon, cloves, dried rose petals and cardamom in water
- Allow it to simmer for 3-4 minutes and switch off the heat
- Now, add the green tea in the water
- Let the tea steep for a minute and strain the kahwa in 2 cups
- Now, garnish with almond slivers and a few strands of saffron
- Add honey if required and serve hot.
Make these delicious and regional tea recipes in the comfort of your home. We at Nature’s Basket promise to get you the taste of every region with these easy to make recipes.
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