August 07, 2018

Ginger Cardamom Tea

Morning cup of tea or coffee is the main energy booster for most of us. A perfectly brewed cup of tea or coffee can really make our day .
South Indians like to  begin their day with a strong cup of filter coffee while most North Indians prefer to sip on a cup hot tea . If the tea is infused with some flavors of herbs and spices it adds more taste instead of the plain tea .
Ginger and cardamom both have a lot of medicinal effects on the human body if consumed regularly and in moderation . Helps aid digestion, boosts immunity , helps combat cold/ cough and body aches due to erratic weather condition.

Preparation Time : 2mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 2
Complexity : Simple



Ingredients
1.5 cups milk
3/4 cup water cup 
piece of ginger crushed
2-3 cardamoms/elaichi/elakka powdered
1 clove/ lavang
sugar as needed
2-2.25 tsp tea leaves

Method

  • Boil the water in a saucepan , as the water boils,add in the ginger, cardamom,clove and sugar. Let it boil well until the flavors get infused into the water.
  • Throw in the tea powder and bring to a nice rolling boil for about 1-2 mins, stir it well so that the tea powder mixes well and releases its flavor.
  • Add the milk,stir it and bring to a nice boil . Close a lid and let it rest for for about a minute before straining . 
Notes
  • I like to have a creamy flavor to my tea, hence I have used the milk with the cream / malai / yedu. You may use non fat milk if you wish.
  • Sugar and tea powder can be adjusted as per your taste and preference.
  • If fresh ginger is not available , dry ginger powder/ shunti powder / chukku can also be used.


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