The weather is finally changing in Delhi. From the hot humid, there is a certain whisper in the air that winter will be soon upon us with that ever slight coolness you now finally feel.
With the weather finally changing, I started yearning for a spicy wholesome Tea to break my tiredness in the evening. Now, India is synonymous with spiced(Masala) Tea, with it being available/making it at every Tea shops/home but everyone makes it a little different.
This is my way using just simple 3 spices to infuse the Tea, with that spicy goodness. And here is the ingredient list:
- 1/4 tsp grated fresh ginger
- A small piece of cinnamon about quarter size of your finger
- 1 pod of green cardamom
- 1 Tea bag or 1 tsp of loose tea (which is what is majorly used in India)
- Sugar as per requirement
- Milk as required
- And a cup or in my case a mug of water
Now in a boiling pan, add the water, sugar(as much as you need), ginger, cardamom and cinnamon and bring the entire thing up to a boil. Once you have this heavenly smelling concoction boiling add the tea/tea bag and boil it for another 2 mins or so, and reduce this to a simmer. Make sure that it doesn’t boil over.
Once, you have that deep seeded colour from the tea, add the milk. Now I prefer adding more than the usual quantity of milk to give the tea a little more wholesome depth. Bring this to a boil by turning up the heat and, as I like I just give it that extra 30 seconds by simmering it.
Strain the tea, and there you have it your spiced milk tea which just embodies the wholesomeness that you feel with this change of weather. ( We don’t have Autumn in India, so if you do where you live, this would be great for the season)
The spiciness from the ginger, sweetness from the cardamom and the earthiness from the cinnamon are just heavenly and gives that warmth to my heart easing away all tiredness. So do give it a try and you will not be disappointed.