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Are you a Tea Lover? Try These Famous Indian Tea Preparations

Tea is love. Tea is stress-buster. Tea is an anti-depressant. Tea is happiness. In other words, a cup of tea is all you need to deal with different shades of your emotions at any given time of a day. And if you are an ardent tea lover, here we are to present you with some of the delicious and hidden tea recipes of India that will give your taste buds a refreshing twist!

Twist of Taste with Delicious Tea Recipes


Fruity Iced Tea

Given the fact that summer is already here, we don't mind a bit of icey fruity tea to complement the season. Nothing beats the shake-up and wake-up power of tangy orange juice with a zest of refreshing mint in our regular chai! Not just that, the Fruity Iced Tea is a wonderful drink to serve at parties to take a break from alcohol. Here is the recipe of the drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup readymade chilled orange juice
  • 2 tea bags
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 16 ice-cubes
  • Mint leaves or pudina (for garnishing)

Method

  • Heat a cup of water in a saucepan. Add sugar and tea bags and bring the mixture to boil on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Keep stirring the mixture occasionally.
  • Remove the tea from the flame and cool down completely. Consider keeping it in a refrigerator.
  • Once the tea cools down completely, add orange juice and 1 cup of water. Mix well.
  • Pour equal quantities of the drink into 4 glasses and add ice-cubes to increase the chill quotient.
  • Garnish it with mint leaves and serve.

Nutrient Value Per Glass (approx.)

  • Energy: 148 cal
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 7.9 mg


Tea Recipes


Kashmiri Kahwa (Kashmiri Tea)

Kashmiri Kahwa is classic drink from the Himalayan valley. This soul-warming drink resonates with the power of Indian spices infused with green tea. Kashmiri Kahwa is one exciting cuppa that you will love to smell, sip and bite. Find the recipe here.

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp Kashmiri green tea leaves
  • 1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
  • 1 small piece of cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 cardamoms (elaichi), slightly crushed
  • 2 cloves (laung/lavang)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds (badam)
  • Saffron or Kesar strands for garnishing

Method

  • Start by combining the saffron strands in 1 tbsp of warm water in a small bowl. Mix well and keep the blend aside for future use.
  • Then boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan and add the spices (cinnamon stick, cardamom, and cloves). Add sugar to the mixture and blend well.Brew the mixture on a medium flame for 3-4 mins (approx.).
  • Reduce the flame, add the Kashmiri green tea leaves, mix well and brew for 2 to 3 minutes. do not forget to keep stirring.
  • Once the flavour blends seamlessly, filter the tea in a deep bowl using a strainer.
  • Transfer the mixture into a saucepan, add the saffron-water and almonds. Cook on a low flame for 1 minute while stirring continuously to mix the flavours. Serve immediately.

Nutrient Values Per Serving (approx.)

  • Energy: 169 cal
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 0 mg


Elaichi Tea

In India, tea or chai is one drink that works for all the seasons. Even in the scorching summer heat, when we do not feel like having anything hot, a cup of milky tea is the right medicine to boost our senses! And when that tea is perked up with flavourful and aromatic cardamom, it is all the more exciting to the taste buds. Hence, find the recipe below!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp tea leaves
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 crushed cardamom (elaichi)
  • 1 cup milk

Method

  • Combine 1 cup of water, tea leaves, sugar, and cardamom and boil the mixture on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  • Add the milk and further boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.
  • Strain the liquid and serve immediately.

Nutrient Values Per Serving (approx.)

  • Energy: 197 cal
  • Protein: 4.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.9 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 16 mg
  • Sodium: 19 mg


Tea Preparations using Assam Tea Leaves


Lemongrass and Mint Tea

Be it summer, winter or monsoon, this is one tea that is sure to pep you up even on a long, hectic day. Hence, find the recipe below!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped lemongrass
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2 crushed cardamom (elaichi)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp tea powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Method

  • Add the mint leaves, lemon grass, and cardamom to a cup of boiling water and simmer it on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add milk to the mixture and boil on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Keep stirring to blend the flavours.
  • Add the tea leaves and sugar. Mix well and boil on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrient Values Per Serving (approx.)

  • Energy: 124 cal
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.7 mg
  • Sodium: 12.8 mg

 

Masala Chai Or Masala Tea

Curling fingers around a steaming hot cup of Masala Chai and sipping the rich aromatic beverage is like spending quality time with a friend! It comforts you when you are unwell and rejuvenates your senses when you are tired.  Turn to this recipe, to learn the perfect way of brewing this magic potion.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp chai masala
  • 2 tbsp tea powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 lemongrass stalks (each cut into 50 mm)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 2 cups of milk

Method

  • Combine 2 cups of water, tea powder, sugar, lemongrass, ginger and chai masala in a non-stick saucepan. Boil everything on a medium flame for 2 mins.
  • Add the milk and further boil the mixture until it reached the brim. Reduce the flame and boil it for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid using a strainer and serve immediately.

Nutrient Values Per Cup (approx.)

  • Energy: 105 cal
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.1 mg
  • Sodium: 10.9 mg

These are some of the popular yet hidden recipes which you try at home to experience a whole new taste of the brew. Do you know any such recipe as well? Feel free to share with us and let us know about your experience.
 


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