10 Tea Recipes For This Monsoon
If you ever want to feel the romance in the air, then there is nothing better than the monsoon season hitting straight into your heart. A cup of tea in an insulated tumbler and some old Bollywood music by the balcony is the perfect setup that anyone can ask for. You can simply drift into another world altogether. The world comprises two kinds of people, one who are ‘coffee connoisseurs’ and one who are ardent tea-lovers. If you are the second kind, then read on because here is a list of ten different types of tea recipes that you can tag along in the monsoon season!
10 Tea Recipes That You Cannot Miss This Rainy Season
1. Kesar Chai
If you want to make a quick tea with little effort and a big bomb of flavour, then it calls for Kesar chai. Start by boiling the milk, then add sugar, tea-leaves and follow the normal process of making your tea. Once it is done, take a few strands of Kesar and add it into the saucepan for the last boil. Serve it hot in an insulated tumbler and garnish it with some more Kesar on top.
2. Masala Tea
If you want to enjoy Masala Tea more frequently with less effort, then make a big batch of ground spice mix at once. In a mixer, prepare a fine powder using Clove, Cinnamon and Cardamom. Start your usual process of with leaves, milk and sugar. Just add a pinch of the masala while brewing it. Sit with some flavourful samosas and masala chai on a rainy day. Perfect!
3. Lemon Tea
If you are tired of the usual milky sugary tea, then just skip the milk and the chunks of sugar cubes. Start boiling some water in a saucepan, add some tea leaves, a little bit of Jaggery, and some lemon juice. Boil it nicely and once it leaves a sweet and tangy aroma, serve it!
4. Ginger Honey Tea
If you have a cold due to the seasonal change or you are just simply fond of the tinge of ginger, then try out this lovely recipe. Boil some Assam tea leaves in some water, and then add grated ginger. Leave it on a low flame for a couple of minutes before straining it. Add some honey as you serve.
5. Peppermint Tea
This Chai will give you the right amount of freshness if you do not like the sloppy monsoon weather. If you have a garden with some mint leaves, then you are all set to have this rich cup of goodness every single day. All that you need to do is, make some tea without milk and then add mint leaves while boiling. Strain it and enjoy! If you like the taste and the freshness it gives a lot, then make some more and keep it a tumbler. Make sure that the tumbler that you use maintains the temperature so that you can have your tea hot and minty at the same time!
If you are always dreamy-eyed about snow-capped mountains, beauty and some Kashmiri delicacies, then this Kashmiri Kahwa is sure to win your heart! You need Clove, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Rose Petals and Saffron for the starters. Crush the spices gently and add them in some boiling water along with some Green Tea and Rose Petals. Once it comes to a boil, turn off the flame and let it rest for a few minutes. Pour the Kahwa into small glasses and add a few strands of saffron and crushed almonds.
7. Irani Chai
In a saucepan, add all the spices – Cardamom, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Clove and Pepper. Bring it to a boil till it leaves a mild aroma, and then add some milk and cream. Let it simmer for 5 minutes, and then add the Assam chai leaves. Turn the flame low and let it rest for 3 minutes before you serve. This will be quite a hit if you want to have something different than usual. Add sugar as per your preference.
8. Chamomile Tea
If you really want to go the easy way and sit in your cosy corner with a book while it’s raining, then the best thing to do is to get some teabags. It is proven to relieve you from stress and provide a calming effect. So, just bring your kettle, add some water, dip your chamomile teabag in it for a few minutes, and then sip! You can also add some sugar!
This Chai is a relatively new concept. But, it is pretty much an acquired taste. If you are open to some fusion, then be ready to experiment with your senses. Just prepare your milk tea like you do every day. In the cup, cover it with some powdered coffee, and then pour the tea, and top it off with some condensed milk. You would be amazed by the overall taste. It might be a little confusing with all the sweetness of the condensed milk, bitterness of the coffee, and aroma, but it all adds up together.
10. Aam Adrak Chai
Boil some green mangoes till they are soft and mushy, and then add it into a blender along with some ginger. Blend it into a fine paste. Start preparing it by boiling some water and then add the mango ginger paste along with some more grated Ginger along with the leaves. Bring the tea to a boil and add some honey. Once it leaves a rich smell, pour it in cups and serve! This will actually be the best with some crunchy papadams and some country music!
If you are lucky with the monsoon arrival in your city, then you must take advantage of the entire thing. Try out these fantastic recipes this year and take that much-needed break that you have been waiting for. Also, if you are living in an area with a high precipitation level, just make some extra tea and keep it in an insulated tumbler to sip it warm to you’re your rainy day perfect!
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