Tea is very personal, or so it is believed amongst South East Asians. We are 5 people who drank tea in our home, while growing up and all of us liked it made differently! There is no right way or wrong way, it’s just a preference. This one is a basic Tea recipe and you can tweak it, customize it to your taste b adjusting the Ginger and the Cardamom. Here is an aromatic version made with spicy ginger and sweet cardamom – the desi way!
Serves – 2
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
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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