Assam tea is a type of black tea that has a bright color when brewed and has a malty flavor. The dark brown coloring and long twisted shoots characterize the typical appearance of the tea. Furthermore, golden buds with spicy and flowery aroma are mixed with the Assam tea leaves which impart the right taste to the tea. Assam tea not only helps you gain a relaxed state of mind, but it also grants some healing benefits because of the many antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins present. Therefore, Assam tea leaves carve out the path to start your day on an energetic note with flavourful sips.
Hence, in this blog, we will throw light on the tea recipes using Assam loose leaf tea that will entice your taste buds and refresh your mind.
Normal Black Tea
Let us start with the basics, i.e., how to make black tea using Assam loose leaf tea. Follow the steps!
Step 1 - Take a large porcelain teapot, pour water in it and start heating the water. A large teapot makes sure that the tea leaves can swirl freely which deliver full flavor
Step 2 - Once that water starts boiling, turn off the heat and add one teaspoon of Assam loose leaf tea for each cup. If you want to enjoy a stronger taste, add more tea leaves per cup.
Step 3- Allow the Assam tea leaves to steep for three to five minutes. You can reduce the brewing time for a cup of mild Assam tea.
Step 4- Once you notice that liquid has turned bright and coppery with a pungent autumn aroma of spices and fruits, know that your tea is ready. Strain the tea in each cup to enjoy a malty, sharp and vigorous flavor.
Step 5 - To add a twist to the flavor, you can add honey or sugar to make the tea sweet. You can also add a bit of milk if you are not a big fan of drinking black tea.
Since preparing a cup of masala chai using Assam tea leaves requires way more ingredients than a normal cup of tea, we will list the ingredients first and proceed with the recipe.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cardamom Seeds or Ground Cardamom: ½ tablespoon
Ground Cinnamon: 1 tablespoon >
Cloves:12 pieces of cloves
Star Anise: 1 piece
Ground Peppercorns (preferably white): ½ teaspoon
Whole Milk: 1 cups milk
Light Brown Sugar: 3-4 tablespoons, or to taste
Ground Ginger: 1 tablespoon
32 fl. oz water
½ oz Assam loose leaf tea
Equipment: a 2-qt saucepan and a sieve or a tea strainer
How to Prepare?
Start by boiling the ground spice mix, ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt in the water with under medium heat till the water comes to boil. It will take about 15 minutes for the same.
Add the Assam tea leaves into the spice mix water, and boil about 2 minutes
Add milk (in room temperature) and brown sugar in the spiced tea. Stir or whisk to mix well. Reduce the heat and seethe gently, stirring occasionally. Give it 3 minutes to infuse the flavours in the liquid.
When the tea is ready, pour it through a fine-mesh sieve discarding the Assam loose leaf tea and give it a final stir before serving.
Ginger Assam Tea
Fresh milk – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Assam Tea Leaves – 1.5 – 2 tsp
Ginger – 1-inch piece or 1 tbsp
Cardamom – 2 pieces
Cloves – 2 pieces
Sugar – 1.5 tsp or as needed
How to Prepare?
Start by crushing ginger, cardamom, and cloves together in a bowl.
Boil the milk infused with water, Assam loose leaf tea, sugar and crushed spices for 5 mins in low flame.
Once you start noticing a nice color along with a spiced up aroma, the tea is ready to be strained and served.
Boil cardamom, cloves, and tea leave in 1/2 a cup of water until it reduces to 1/4 cup. Then add 1/2 cup of milk, boil for 2 minutes and strain it. Serve it with munchies like pakora or samosas.
These were some of the tea recipes using Assam tea leaves. However, a good cup of tea calls for using a premium Assam tea leaves. Browse through Halmira Tea, a tea brand which is more than 100 years old and strives to provide tea lovers with the best quality product that will keep them reaching out for more cups of tea. They will provide you with an exquisite quality of Assam loose leaf tea, thereby making your tea fun and memorable with your near ones.
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