ginger tea

Ginger chai | Ginger tea (with milk)

Ginger chai | Ginger tea is a delicious and refreshing cup of tea made with ginger, cardamom, milk and tea powder. It is very easy to make and pairs well with all kinds of snacks. 

Ginger tea is very popular in India and almost all homes make some kind of chai / tea on regular basis. Ginger is a healthy addition to your daily diet and this is one way to include it regularly. Though I have used dairy milk to make this ginger chai you can also make it vegan by adding vegan milk like cashew milk, almond milk, oat milk or even coconut milk. You can also avoid adding milk and have as such as ginger black tea.

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ginger chai

Ginger chai | Ginger tea (with milk)

Ginger chai | Ginger tea is a delicious and refreshing cup of tea made with ginger, cardamom, milk and tea powder.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 80 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 motor and pestle
  • 1 milk pan
  • 1 strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 3 green cardamom pods
  • Sugar to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat a pan, add water and bring it to a rolling boil.
  • Add coarsely ground ginger and cardamom pieces. Let it simmer for 2 minutes so that the flavour of ginger and cardamom gets infused in the water. You can use mortar and pestle to crush the ginger and cardamom. Alternatively you can also use a spice grinder.
  • Now add 3 teaspoons of tea powder, sugar ( if using ) and again simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Finally add milk, let it come to a boil and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Strain and serve hot.

Notes

  • The cup mentioned here does not refer to standard measuring cups.Take a cup / glass in which you are going to drink your tea and measure in the same.
  • Since this is a milk based tea please do not add lemon, honey or maple syrup since they drastically alter the flavour and taste of the tea.
  • You can substitute white sugar with brown sugar or unrefined cane sugar.
  • If you are using dust tea, 2 teaspoons of tea powder is enough. On the other hand, if you are using ctc leaf tea you will be needing 3 teaspoons of tea.
  • Never add everything together and boil. You will not feel the layers of flavour in your cup of tea. And sometimes while adding ginger and milk together, the milk might curdle. So add all the ingredients in the given order.
Keyword chai, tea

Ginger chai | Ginger tea recipe

Cooking Instructions with pictures

Heat a pan, add water and bring it to a rolling boil.

Add coarsely ground ginger and cardamom pieces. Let it simmer for 2 minutes so that the flavour of ginger and cardamom gets infused in the water. You can use mortar and pestle to crush the ginger and cardamom. Alternatively you can also use a spice grinder. 

Now add 3 teaspoons of tea powder, sugar ( if using )  and again simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.  If adding sugar, add it now. if adding brown sugar or jaggery add at the end.

Finally add milk, let it come to a boil and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

Strain the tea with a strainer.

Serve hot!!

Ginger chai

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