The other day I went out with friends, we walked around the mall, bought few things, I mean everything! I love shopping it heals 🙂 … We sat in a coffee shop, but while there, the smell of cinnamon hit me. I was sipping coffee and craving Indian tea. Did this ever happen to you?! Maybe I should have some Indian Strong Tea.
I reached home, put all the goodies I bought in my room, checked my mail, and went to the kitchen. It was evening and tea will keep me awake but I could not help but have my aromatic Indian tea. Oh, how I miss being in India 🙁
Making tea is not difficult, but you need to get the right ingredients. Not every black tea is a good tea, some brands can actually make you hate drinking tea.
Making Indian Strong Tea.
Good black tea will not have a bitter smell from the first boil. If you bought a good tea, it will smell sweet and when added to boiling water the aroma will fill the air.
I’m making a strong tea, but not compromising the taste. Please follow the method and read the notes to get the perfect Indian Strong Tea.
Indian tea is made with fresh milk, but I’m using evaporated milk since many got used to it in tea than fresh milk and I like it more with evaporated milk 🙂
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As for my recipe, here you go!
Indian Strong Tea, Karak Chai. This recipe is for a strong Indian tea perfumed with cardamom and other warm spices. It is delicious and a must try!
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 whole cardamom crushed
- 1 whole clove
- 1/2 inch slice of ginger
- 2 tea bags
- 1- inch stick of cinnamon
- - In a saucepan, add the water, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and clove.
- - When the water comes to a boil, add sugar and the tea bags, reduce the heat. Let it simmer for 1 minute.
- - Turn off heat and cover the tea. Let it steep for two minutes.
- - Add the milk and bring the tea to a boil. Let it boil for 1 minute.
- - Strain the tea and serve hot.
Note 1: Tea is very delicate, letting it boil for long will change its taste and reduce the flavor.
Note 2: Steeping the tea is the best way to let the flavor of the spices and tea come together, so don't skip this step.
Note 3: You can reduce the calories by reducing the amount of sugar and using low fat evaporated milk.