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There are many different ways of making tea – hot tea, iced tea, with lemon, with milk, with masala, and more! Here is an aromatic version made with spicy ginger and sweet cardamom – the desi way!

Serves – 2

Ingredients:

Milk – 1 cup
Water – 1 cup
Ginger – 1 tsp, grated or 1/4 tsp ginger powder
Cardamom – 2 whole, pounded or 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Sugar – to taste
Tea – 2 tsp

Method:

1. In a small pot, add water and grated ginger. Allow it to come to a boil.
2. Add in milk and again allow it to come to a boil, stirring in between.
3. Stir in tea leaves and let it come to a rolling boil.
4. Turn off stove, add cardamom powder, cover and allow tea to steep for 3-4 minutes.
5. Add sugar to taste.

Notes: If you prefer a stronger (kadak) tea, allow it to boil a little longer. Tea bags may also be used in place of tea leaves.

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