Tea Recipes

Tea Experiences

Tea is a silent but powerful influence in all of our lives. However, cultivation of health, using Tea is a central aspect of most Asian cultures. Tea has become both a life style and a natural medicine. Traditionally, people take time off for tea either to enjoy repose, or to chat with friends. This is a wonderful opportunity to sit back to relax. The tension of the day will slip away. Because tea is drank every day and the prevailing expectation is to keep healthy, each family will treat minor dips in health with household tea based cures. Following tea recipes is seen as a mild treatment and not an instant cure for the ailment. Always consult your doctor if you have a serious or enduring ailment. The effects of taking tea are mild and cumulative You should take at least 2-3 cups of the tea each day. Remember, outside of water, Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Below is a list of common tea recipes

Lemon Tea

  1. Water (depending on how much tea you want to make)
  2. Tea (depending on the water you take)
  3. Sugar
  4. Lemon
Brew the tea as you would like it. In a hot cup of tea, squeeze a few drops of lemon. Add sugar. Stir and enjoy. Lemon tea does not need milk.

Masala Tea

  1. 3 teabags / 3 Tea-spoon loose CTC black tea
  2. 3 cups water
  3. A 3 inch cinnamon stick
  4. 1 inch piece of ginger sliced
  5. tea spoon green cardamom seeds
  6. tea spoon black peppercorns
  7. tea spoon whole cloves
  8. 1 tea spoon whole coriander seeds
  9. 1 cup milk
  10. Honey , Sugar or other sweetener to taste
Boil water and add the spices. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Add teabags/ tea and steep 10 minutes. Add milk and heat to drinking temperature. Do not boil. Strain and serve with sweetener.

Fruit Tea

  1. Ingredients (2 cups)
  2. Tea leaves - 11/2 teaspoons
  3. Apple juice - 150ml
  4. Orange juice - 30ml
  5. Water - 100ml
  6. Cashew nuts (crushed) - 1-2 pcs
  7. Brown sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  8. Honey - 1 teaspoon
Boil the apple juice, orange juice and water together. Add cashew nuts, brown sugar and honey and boil for a few more minutes. Add tea leaves and strain into a cup. (Do not boil after adding tea leaves).

Tulsi (Basil) Tea

  1. Tea (as per the number of cups)
  2. Water (as per number of cups)
  3. Sweetener (sugar/ honey)
  4. Tulsi (Basil) leaves
Boil water according to the cups you have to make. Put the tea leaves and brew for 2-3 minutes. In the same pot, put the basil leaves and let it stand for another 3-4 minutes. A longer steeping time yields a stronger tea with more beneficial properties. Add the sweetener as per taste. You can also add a dash of lime.

Ginger Tea

  1. cup water
  2. I teaspoon tea leaves
  3. Crushed ginger and sugar as needed
  4. Crushed green cardamom seeds (if needed)
Take half cup of water i and put a spoonful of tea leaves, crushed ginger and sugar as needed. You can add crushed cardamom into the water too. Boil the mixture for about 3-4 minute based upon how strong tea/ chai you need. Pour half cup of milk into it and boil again for a few minutes. Strain and enjoy.