Tea - Many varieties

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  1. vinu

    vinu Junior IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    Anybody familiar with making masala tea? Need tips.

    My usual ingredients for masala tea used to be 1/2 inch ginger (smashed) + 2 elaichis(powdered) to the usual mix of tea powder + sugar + water + milk.

    Is there anything else that needs to be added to make it more flavored?

    Love,
    Vinu
     
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  2. madhu_cute

    madhu_cute Junior IL'ite

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    You can also add powdered cinnamom and 2 to 3 crushed black pepper to make masala tea.

    While cardamom and cinnamon gives good flavor to masala tea, ginger and black pepper are good for stimulating digestion.
     
  3. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Yet another tea masala

    quick tea masala

    pepper – 1 tsp
    cinnamon – 7 one inch pieces
    cloves – 8
    cardamom – 8
    dry ginger – 1”piece
    nutmeg ½ of a small one
    Dry & powder.
    Add 1/4 tsp per cup.
     
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    sonu_627 Silver IL'ite

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    Badam (Almond) Tea

    Badam (Almond) Tea

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups water
    2 tsp dried tea leaves or tea powder
    1/2 cup whole milk
    1-2 tsp sugar
    2 tbsp. almonds (badam), finely powdered


    Method:

    1. Mix powdered almonds in milk and heat for few minutes. When the milk gets boiled well, strain the milk and keep aside.
    2. Boil the water and add the tea leaves. When the concoction starts boiling, remove it from the fire.
    3. Pour out the above almond milk into 2 cups. Place a strainer on one cup and pour 1/2 cup of the tea concoction. Repeat the process for the second cup.
    4. Remove strainer, add sugar as per taste and stir the tea well.
     
  5. janky111

    janky111 New IL'ite

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    Re: Masala Tea

    hi all,

    as per my experience and taste...
    for good taste you just buy everest tea masala ( u can get it from any grocery shop like bigbazar, foodworld etc).

    Janki
     
  6. SubhaD

    SubhaD New IL'ite

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    Re: Masala Tea

    Hello!
    Are there any green tea drinkers here? We have started on green tea since 1 month and it is a developed taste!
    Green tea is said to contain powerful anti-oxidants, helps in lowering blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol, kills bacteria that cause stomach upsets, etc.
    No milk should be added to the tea decoction, because milk destroys the good characteristics of the tea. I am a diabetic, so I add a little bit dried ginger-dhania seeds-pepper powder and drink it. My husband takes it with a spoon of honey or palm jaggery [panaivellum] syrup - tastes good.
    SubhaD
     
  7. Kamla

    Kamla Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: Masala Tea

    Green tea is quite popular here and many have opted for it instead of our regular tea. Me being the eternal skeptic, would suggest that it is better to consume everything within a certain limit. Better not overdo anything for another study might pop up belying the already existing beliefs.

    L, Kamla
     
  8. Prema

    Prema New IL'ite

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    Re: Masala Tea

    Tea Masala

    Dry Ginger & Green Cardamom ( Equal portions each , may be 50 gms each)
    Cinnamon :25 gms
    Black pepper : 5 gms
    Sauf : 1 Tsp
    Tulasi leaves : one handful ( need not dry in sun)
    A Pinch of Nutmeg powder
    Approx 10 Dhania seeds.

    Dry all the ingredients together and make powder. Store in an airtight container.Add 1/4 sp to 1 cup of tea. Actually, sauf & tulasi leaves give verygood taste and aroma.

    You can even avoid adding tulasi leaves to the powder and add few fresh tulasi leaves while tea is boiling alog with the tea masala. I do this regularly at home and it gives a very refreshing feeling.

    Please try this nd give me feedback.

    Takecare,
    Prema
     
  9. Huma

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    Re: Masala Tea

    hi
    i am a fan of green tea. instead of putting sugar i put one spoon of honey. taste yummyyyyy.:):wave
     
  10. krnind

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    hi all

    have u ever tried mint leaves . u can use lemon grass,(the flavour is superb) mint leaves, black pepper, ginger, elaichi. WOW i can taste its really good.
     

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