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Ginger-Pandan Leaves Tea Recipe

Ginger Pandan Leaves Tea

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.

pandan leaves in thai cooking

 

tea recipe

 

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.

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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
Water – 1/2 cup
Tea powder – 3 tsp or adjust according to the strength of the brand you use
Sugar – 3 tsp, or to taste
Pandan leaves – 3 long leaves cut into smaller strips
Ginger – 1 inch piece, freshly crushedHow to Make Ginger-Pandan Leaves Tea

  • Take a pan you make tea in. Add water and milk to it.
  • Heat it on a medium flame till it starts boiling. In the meanwhile, peel and crush the ginger in the mortar and pestle. Chop the pandan leaves.
  • When the milk just comes to a boil, add in the tea powder. Swirl with a ladle so that the tea powder combines evenly with all the milk.
  • After a minute when the milk gets color from the tea, add in the ginger and pandan leaves.
  • Turn the heat to low and allow it to simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, till the tea gets its usual color and the raw smell of milk disappears.
  • Add in the sugar and stir again. Let it boil a couple of minutes till the sugar dissolves.
  • Strain the tea into your favorite tea cups.
  • Your perfect cup of ginger-pandan leaves tea is ready. Enjoy it hot with your favorite tea-time snack! This tea literally bursts with flavors, filling your home with warm, earthy aroma.

how to make ginger tea

Note: Adjust the quantity of ginger and pandan leaves for a desired strength of flavor. Ginger Pandan Leaves Tea!

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