With the winter setting in, I start relying more on hot drinks—be it soups, teas or coffees—to keep me warm. One of my favourite teas is the Ginger Mint Tea or Pudina Adrak Chai.
I am a coffee lover; give me my Filter Coffee and I rarely need anything else. Ok Ok may be some Curd Rice | Daddojanam and I need little else to survive. I absolutely love flavoured teas and am blessed that India has a range of them.
Today, I am posting this recipe for one of my favourite teas the Ginger Mint Tea with Milk. Called Pudina Adrak Chai in Hindi, this tea is good both for digestion and for the immune system. Since I have both mint and ginger at home all the time, I can make this on a whim. This is typically my 4 PM brew that I enjoy with some oven-warmed, crisp Khari.
To keep warm in winter, do also try my recipes for:
- Nimmakaya Charu | Tangy Andhra Lemon Rasam
- Tomato Basil Soup
- Vegetable Manchow Soup – An Indo-Chinese Favourite
- Do grate the ginger and tear the mint leaves. This will help you brew a delicious aromatic and spicy tea.
- You could also make this tea without milk. In that case, just substitute milk with an equal amount of water.
- Adjust the amount of water and milk to suit your preferences.
- I boil the water and milk separately, and don’t boil the tea after adding milk. You could simply combine all ingredients and bring them to boil.
Recipe for Ginger Mint Tea with Milk | Pudina Adrak Chai
Ginger Mint Tea with Milk | Pudina Adrak Chai
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Milk (Adjust to taste)
- 1.5 tsp Strong Tea Powder
- 1 tsp Grated Ginger
- 1 tbsp Mint Leaves (Tear into pieces)
- Over medium heat, bring 1 cup water to a boil.
- Turn down the heat.
- Add 1 tsp grated ginger and 1 tbsp torn mint leaves.
- Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add 1.5 tsp strong tea powder and sugar as required.
- Turn the heat up and let the tea boil for 2-3 minutes.
- While the tea is boiling, bring the milk to a boil in another vessel. You can also add cold milk to the boiling tea and boil for a minute or two.
- Take both the tea and milk off the heat.
- Add the hot milk to the tea and let the tea rest for 1-2 minutes.
- Strain the tea into 2 tea cups.
- Enjoy piping hot Ginger Mint Tea by itself or with some cookies.