Ginger Pandan Leaves Tea, Summers have faded away. The mere look at the cloudy sky makes us crave for a cup of piping hot tea. What’s more comforting than having onion pakodas with tea after coming home tired from work? It gets even better with flavored tea! Are you a fan of flavored tea as well? Well, this is your lucky day! Because, today I am sharing the recipe of tea that is infused with earthy flavors of ginger and pandan leaves. Chai, as tea is called is Hindi is a way of in India. We Indians swear by our endless cups of tea. A good cup of hot tea is what most of us long for the moment we wake up. The typical Indian tea is well-cooked, milky, strong and sweet. We use black tea that comes from Assam. Some brands offer a blend of Assam tea and Darjeeling tea. Assam tea is for strength, color and taste. Its Darjeeling cousin is more about aroma.
Chai is now deeply rooted our lingo. The term ‘chai-paani’ reflects hospitality. However, the term is also used in a different sense altogether. As surprising as it may sound, in India, ‘chai-paani’ is used as the short-hand for a small bribe.
India undoubtedly produces the best tea blends. Assam, the state in north-east India is the world’s largest tea-producing region. It sits on the banks of River Brahmaputra. Assam tea is strong, brisk, malty, and has a characteristic bright color.
I am a tea lover and find pleasure in making and sipping on teas of different types. Plain black tea, black tea with milk, masala chai, adrak wali chai or ginger tea, green tea with lemon and honey – I love them all. Pandan leaves are a type of herb that is used a lot in Thai cooking. We add it to our tea as well. It has a sweet aroma that pairs up really well with the flavors of ginger and black tea. Ginger Pandan Leaves Tea!
Making this refreshing tea is very easy. Ginger is a hot ingredient. Once you consume ginger-tea, you would feel its warmth inside your body. The freshness of pandan leaves will stimulate your senses. It is indeed the best drink to have during monsoon and winter.
This tea is strong, milky and slightly sweet. Too much sugar would kill the flavors of the ginger and pandan leaves. Use fresh whole milk for best results. Skimmed or low-fat milk don’t make good tea.
Black Assam tea just is perfect for this recipe. The quantity of tea powder depends upon the brand you use, because its strength differs from one brand to another. ‘Society Tea’ and ‘Sapat Parivaar’ are my favorite brands. I used Society tea for this recipe. It is a pretty strong blend. You can use your favorite brand and your preferred blend.
This Ginger Pandan Leaves Tea recipe yields 2 cups of tea. Now let us make it!
Ingredients – Ginger Pandan Leaves Tea
Whole milk – 2 cups
Note: Adjust the quantity of ginger and pandan leaves for a desired strength of flavor. Ginger Pandan Leaves Tea!