Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe-Adrak Chai-How to make Ginger tea

Though I drink tea everyday, it has taken so many years for me to post this simple tea recipe.I kept postponing it as I found other recipes more important. I love to have tea in the evenings. For me sipping a cup of steaming tea and working on the computer is a great way to relax. My favorite is adrak or ginger tea. Today let us learn how to make ginger tea (adrak chai) following this easy recipe.

Ginger cardamom tea

How to make Ginger Tea
Serves -1

Ingredients needed

Tea leaves or powder - 1 1/2 tsp (any brand) I used Taj Mahal tea
Ginger (crushed or grated) -1/2 inch piece
Cardamom - 1 crushed (optional)
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water -1/3 cup
Sugar to taste
Tea strainer


Bring 1/3 cup of water to boil. Add tea powder, crushed ginger, cardamom and boil it in medium low flame for 2 minutes. If you want it stronger brew it for more time.

Add milk and bring it to boil. When the milk boils and raises up, reduce the flame, then increase the flame again, let the milk rise up again. Switch off the flame and strain the tea into a teacup.

Add sugar to taste. You can add nattu sakkarai (natural unrefined cane sugar) instead of white sugar. I drink tea with nattu sakkarai and I do not find much difference. You can also try it.

Enjoy piping hot Indian Ginger cardamon tea!

Note -There are no hard and fast rules regarding the ratio of milk and water. Since I like milky tea, I have added more milk. If you do not prefer milky tea, add more water and less milk. You can experiment and find out the right ratio to suit your personal taste.

You might love my Green Tea recipe  and  Iced Lemon Tea.

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  1. have prepared tea a million times but it had never been so good and refreshing before....this was a good one.... at times routine things can become so special...thanks padhu

  2. Very nice chai! I always made a masala chai, but this one is very good too!

  3. Thanks my dear padhu, let me try this!

  4. Healthy Tea with perfect color and texture

  5. Hi Padhu, I would like to know if this recipe will scale for 100 persons with the same ratio. Kindly help me to understand this aspect.(The number varies for each of my service)

  6. I think it will work out.You try for 10 persons first.You will have better idea.

  7. I add lemon grass to this. Boil water with ginger, cardamom n lemon grass. Add tea dust n sugar. Add milk. Filter n serve hot. The trio is good for migraine n my hubby loves this tea

    1. I have tried adding lemon grass to ginger tea without milk. I am eager to try it with milk. Thank you for your tips.

  8. @padhu... should we add the tea powder after the water starts boiling or before that is fine?

  9. Add the tea powder after the water starts boiling.


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