Assam Tea is typically characterized by a robust and malty flavour. Region-specific conditions of humidity, rainfall and high temperatures mould and shape the quality of the Assam tea that we drink. While it is normally seen as black tea, you can also find other variations of the same like Green Tea. With several health benefits and exquisite tastes from its flushes, it truly is a unique blend of flavour and nutrition.
Using Assam tea, one can make various types of tea preparations. In this blog, we will talk about some of them.
To make Bubble Tea using Assam tea leaves, there are certain ingredients that are required:
Boil water in a pot. After it starts boiling, pour the tea leaves into the water and keep it boiling for about 12 minutes. After that, remove the pot from heat and keep it covered with a lid for another 12 minutes, so that the flavour of the tea is properly immersed and mixed in.
Filter the tea into a cup while removing the tea leaves. Add in the creamer and sugar, and then stir well. See that the cream and sugar dissolves properly. Put the mixture into a shaker cup (or a similar substitute) along with ice. Shake the mixture till it cools down. You can add or remove ice depending on your convenience. Lastly, add Tapioca and enjoy your bubble tea.
In India, masala tea is one of the most popular tea preparations which complement milk and sugar. Here are the ingredients and the procedure to make that at home.
For the perfect masala tea, you will need the following ingredients:
Boil water in a saucepan. Add two tablespoons of Assam tea leaves in the water, along with all the ingredients in the saucepan (except for the milk and sugar). Stir once and let the tea brew. Then add milk and sugar to the mixture and allow the entire mix to boil.
After letting it boil for some time, stir the mix, and wait for a minute. After that, turn off the gas stove and place the lid on the saucepan for 2 minutes. Use a strainer and either pour in a teapot or serve directly. Your masala tea is ready.
Being a very simple drink, here are the basic ingredients:
One important thing to keep in mind is that you should use 10 grams of organic Assam tea leaves per 200 ml of water (in case you want to prepare more in quantity). Brew the tea leaves for about 5-10 minutes in hot water. Leave it to cool for a while.
Once it is cool enough, add a teaspoon of honey and put this in a refrigerator. For a better flavour, fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the tea on to it. This should be served immediately. Owing to excess water (due to the ice cubes), the brew should be made a little strong so that the flavour is not lost. You can also add other flavourings, such as dried herbs or flowers (like rosebuds or hibiscus), to make it fruitier and more enriching in taste.
Here is a list of ingredients to prepare a blissful cup of Ginger tea:
Before going into the brew, the ingredients need to be mixed. Crush the designated amount of ginger, cardamom and cloves together. Use a bowl for the mixture. Mix the tea leaves with water, sugar and crushed spices with low-intensity heat, or low flame. Add this to the milk.
The result – you will observe a nice colour aided by a spicy scent. Once the tea reaches this state, strain the tea and discard the tea leaves. Your tea is now ready to be served. This tea is especially helpful when one encounters a cold.
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