Loose tea, black tea, flavored tea, bush tea, white, oolong, green, the list is endless. Today it remains the world favorite beverage . A cup of tea is a joy for ever. While tea connesiouers will argue that temperature and brewing is important for the perfect cup, Indians will want their masala chai along with the essential pakora or samosa,
So what is tea?
All teas (Black, Green, Oolong, White, and Pu'erh) come from the same plant. The scientific name of this versatile plant is Camellia sinensis (it's actually related to the lovely camellia flowers seen in botanical gardens and landscapes)
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Ingredients for Masala Chai Recipe
Tea Leaves 4-6 teaspoon
Milk 1 cup
Sugar to taste
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Green cardamoms 2
Nutmeg grated 1/4 teaspoon
Fresh Mint leaves
Dry grind all the masala ingredients to a fine powder. Let it cool completely then sieve. Store in an airtight container. Boil three cups of water in a pan.Add tea leaves, ginger, mint,milk, apinch of the powdered masala and Sugar and bring the mixture to a boil again. Boil for a couple of minutes. Strain and serve piping hot.