MASALA TEA TO KICK-START YOUR DAY WITH A ‘DESI’ TWIST TO YOUR DAILY BEVERAGE
Masala tea is a drink that combines the best of both worlds – the warmth and comfort of traditional chai tea and the unique flavor of spices. Indian masala tea is famous throughout the world for the distinct flavor, the warming sensation it gives, and the numerous health benefits it brings. There are various ways to enjoy it. Here’s how you can start your day with a ‘desi’ twist by preparing masala tea at home.
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon tea leaves (preferably black tea leaves)
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/4 teaspoon green cardamom powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon sugar (or as per taste)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add the tea leaves, ginger powder, and all the other spices.
- 2. Let it simmer on low heat for about 4 minutes. Add the sugar and stir well.
- 3. Add the milk and let the tea simmer for another 2 minutes.
- 4. Strain the tea into a cup or a mug and enjoy!
Masala tea is not only flavorful and healthy, but also very easy to make. For a more traditional taste, use cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and black pepper instead of the ground versions. Adjust the amount of spices and sugar to suit your taste. So start your day with a ‘desi’ twist with masala tea and enjoy your cup of glory with full zing and flavor!