DIFFERENT INDIAN STYLE CHAI RECIPES

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1) INDIAN CHAI/TEA

The tea that most of the North People drink is almost with no flavour and no need for sugar and is also not close to the tea/chai version that is drunk by millions of Indians.

Indian tea also popularly known as chai, is rich in its flavour, colour, and milk. Indian tea is steaming hot with a compulsory inclusion of sugar to wipe off the bitterness that comes from toasting it for a longer simmer time.

RECIPE

  1. Take 2 parts of water and 1 part of milk along with a lot of chai spices, tea bags or tea leaves for the strong infusion of the tea flavour together on simmer in a bowl on the stove. 
  2. Wait for the tea to steep until it becomes a bit darker and gets all the flavour.
  3. Add sugar as per your taste and stir completely.
  4. Now strain the added whole spices and pour the complete tea into a glass.

NOTE: You can exchange steps 3 and 4 or you can just do them as it is. Anything works well.

2) INDIAN MASALA CHAI

As the name shows, masala chaimeans the spiced version of normal chai or tea where masala = spices. The species can be any of the following

Cinnamon

Cloves

Ginger

Fennel 

Star Anise

Cardamom

RECIPE

  1. Take 2 parts of water and 1 part of milk along with the extra masala chai spices like 4 cardamom pods, a small piece of cinnamon stick, a little ginger, about 10 seeds of fennel and tea bags or tea leaves 

for the strong infusion of the tea flavour together on simmer in a bowl on the stove. 

  1. Wait for the tea to steep until it becomes a bit darker and gets all the flavour.
  2. Add sugar as per your taste and stir completely.
  3. Now strain the added masala chai whole spices and pour the complete tea into a glass.

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3) MINT TEA/ PUDINA TEA

As the name suggests, mint or pudina tea is completely rich in mint flavour, and can be easily prepared.

INGREDIENTS 

    Sugar as per the Taste

    2 Cups Of milk

    2 and a Half Cups of Water

    2 Tablespoons of Fresh Pudina or Mint leaves

    2 Teaspoons of Black Tea Powder or tea bags or tea dust

RECIPE 

  1. Wash the mint leaves and add them to water in a saucepan.
  2. Boil the water for about 3 to 4 minutes until the water completely smells like the pudina flavour aroma.
  3. Let the water colour change to completely green,
  4. Add the sugar and tea powder.
  5. Add the milk and then let the tea boil.
  6. The mint tea is ready and can be served with light biscuits.

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4) HERBAL TEA/HERBAL CHAI

Indian herbal tea is prepared by using herbs, ginger, lemongrass and cardamom together infused. 

INGREDIENTS (4 Servings)

4 Cups of Water 

1 Inch of Ginger

4 Teaspoons of Black Tea Powder/Tea Bags/Tea Leaves

1 Lemongrass stalk

3 Tulsi/Holy Basil Leaves (Optional)

4 Mint Leaves

2 to 3 Green Cardamoms

8 Teaspoons Raw Sugar

¾ Cup of Milk or Soy Milk/Cashew Milk or Almond Milk (Optional)

RECIPE

  1. Add water, crushed ginger and cardamom into a saucepan.
  2. Add the chopped lemongrass to the water.
  3. Add the mint and basil leaves to the boiling tea.
  4. Boil it for about 8 minutes until the colour changes to yellowish-green.
  5. Add the sugar or any other sweetener and simmer it for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tea powder and simmer the tea for about 2 more minutes.
  7. Now add the milk and simmer the tea for again about 3 more minutes.
  8. Strain the herbal tea using a strainer into the cups or glasses.
  9. Serve the hot Herbal tea with a pair of snacks.

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5) BLACK TEA

RECIPE

  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan on a medium flame for about 3 minutes and then switch off the flame.
  2. Add the black tea powder and cover the pan with a lid. 
  3. Keep it aside for about 3 minutes.
  4. Using a strainer, strain the black teapowder remains and serve the black tea immediately.

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6) ASSAM TEA

  1. In a tea cup, take 1 tablespoon of loose tea leaves and an Assam tea bag. 
  2. Heat the water and bring it down to the boiling point. Now let the boiled water sit for a minute and then lower the flame slightly.
  3. Now add the tea bag or tea leaves and let the tea leaves steep until the water gets the desired flavour and colour of the leaves infused into it.
  4. After 2 to 3 minutes, remove the tea bag or the tea leaves using a strainer into a cup before serving.
  5. Serve the Assam tea hot with any side snacks.

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7) GREEN TEA

  1. Boil the drinking water for about 3 minutes and let it cool slightly.
  2. Add a green tea bag or green tea leaves to the boiled water to release the aroma of the leaves.
  3. Leave the tea bag/green tea leaves for about 2 minutes in the water until the boiled water completely gets the green tea aroma and the green colour.
  4. Don't over brew since it might cause the tea to taste bitter.
  5. Remove the tea bag or strain the green tea leaves using a strainer and then serve the green tea hot.

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8) DARJEELING TEA

  1. Boil water and add a tablespoon of Darjeeling tea into the tea infuser.
  2. Now steep the tea for about 5 minutes until the tea flavour infuses into the boiled water completely from the infuser.
  3. Take off the infuser and serve the Darjeeling tea hot.

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9) GINGER TEA

Ginger tea is prepared by using ginger, cardamom and different herbs together infused to get that aromatic and tasteful flavour of ginger. 

INGREDIENTS (4 Servings)

4 Cups of Water 

1 Inch of Ginger

4 Teaspoons of Tea Leaves

3 Tulsi/Holy Basil Leaves (Optional)

2 to 3 Green Cardamoms

8 Teaspoons Raw Sugar

¾ Cup of Milk (Optional)

RECIPE

  1. Add water, crushed ginger and cardamom into a saucepan.
  2. Add the basil leaves to the boiling tea.
  3. Boil it for about 8 minutes until the colour changes to yellowish-green.
  4. Add the sugar or any other sweetener and simmer it for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tea powder and simmer the tea for about 2 more minutes.
  6. Now add the milk and simmer the tea for again about 3 more minutes.
  7. Strain the ginger tea using a strainer into the cups or glasses.
  8. Serve the hot Ginger tea with a pair of snacks.

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