Mood and immune boosting Chai Tea
Enjoyed by millions in India, masala chai, a spiced, sweetened black tea mixed with milk, is now popular around the world. And in this video, I am so excited to share my store of my Morning Dew Chai moments. Spiced and herby chia not just boost my mood but also help to fight against common sicknesses like cold, coughing.
Below is the video demonstration for making Masala for the chai and how to prepare fragrant chai with herbs like Tulsi, Pudina, Hari chai patti and grated ginger.
Dry roast and grind the following ingredients to prepare fragrant Chai tea masala at home.
1/2 cup cardamom(Elaichi), green whole
1 nutmeg(Jayphal), broken into few rough pieces or few strands of Javantri
1 1/2 tsp cloves
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
Couple of Star Anise (Chakra Phool)
1/4 tsp saffron
Store in a air tight container and use within 15-20 days or refrigerate for long freshness.
To prepare the Spiced and Herby Chai tea for 2 people
Take following ingredients into the medium size of pot and simmer for about 8 minutes on a low to medium heat
2+1/4 cup Water
2 tsp Black Tea
sugar as per taste or liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup can be added before drinking.
1/2″ grated ginger
Few leaves of Tulsi(Holly Basil)
few Leaves of Pudina(Mint)
1 stalk of Lemon Grass (Hari Chai Patti)
1/4 tsp Homemade Chai Masala
When all these has simmered for about 8 minutes, add a cup of milk (dairy or non dairy) and again let the tea come to the boil.
When the chai start rolling to top, turn the flame off and strain the chai. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup cardamom Elaichi, green whole
- 1 nutmeg Jayphal, broken into few rough pieces or few strands of Javantri
- 1 1/2 tsp cloves Laving
- 1 1/2 tsp black pepper Kala Mari
- 4 " cinnamon Taj or Dalchini
- Couple of Star Anise Chakra Phool
- 1/4 tsp saffron Kesar
- Dry roast all the spices till they release the aroma and grind the ingredients using dry blender to prepare fragrant Chai tea masala.
- Store in a air tight container and use within 15-20 days or refrigerate for long freshness.