Ginger Milk Tea – Ginger is a perennial herb that has underground stems and roots. It is native to Asia, India, and China where it is valued for its aroma and culinary medicinal properties. The botanical name of Ginger is zingiber Officinale. Indian and African Ginger skin looks thick and dark brown in color, depending on the harvesting time when it was mature or young. Ginger can be of various forms: Fresh whole ginger, Dried Ginger, Powdered Ginger, Ginger in crystallite, and Pickle Ginger. Cardomom is a flavoring agent combined with ginger that helps to stimulate digestion. Dairy foods are a good source of protein.
Tea is one of the popular beverages which is learned from people during the British empire’s ruling. Now it become the daily morning or evening drink in most homes in India.
Health Benefits :
Ginger & Cardamom :
- Ginger is an effective remedy to get relief from gastrointestinal distress.
- It is a good antioxidant and helps to get relief from pain.
- It helps to reduce the symptoms of motion sickness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting cold.
- Cardamom is used as a flavoring agent for preparing herbal medicines to treat indigestion and flatulence
- A combination of ginger and cardamom helps in carminative and stimulates to digestion.
- Safety: Ginger contains a good amount of oxalate. Individuals with a history of oxalate-containing kidney stones are not advised to overconsume it.
Ginger Milk Tea
- 1 Saucepan / Kettle
- 1 Strainer
- 2 cups to serve
- 1 cup Water
- 1½ tsp Tea Leaves / Tea Dust Powder
- 2 ½ tsp Brown Sugar Adjust the sugar level up to your taste.
- 1 ½ inch Indian Ginger
- 2 nos Cardamom
- 1 cup Cow Full-Fat Milk if you are vegan you can use almond milk or soya milk
1 Cup = 240g
- Heat a saucepan or kettle and add 1 cup of water, 1-½ tsp of dried tea leaves ( i use Assam tea to get stronger tea. If you like mild tea, go with Darjeeling tea), and 2 ½ tsp of brown sugar or white sugar (You can adjust the sugar level up to your taste). Stir well.
- Wash 1½ inch of Indian ginger and peel the skin. crush it in the mortar pestle and add it to the saucepan or kettle. Bring it to boil for a min.Then, add the crushed cardamoms and allow them to boil for another 2 mins.
- Now, the color of the tea decoction becomes strong brown. It is the right time to add 1 cup of Cow's full-fat milk. Mix well and bring it to boil for 5 more mins on medium flame. Let the tea decoction combines well with the milk.
- Once the froth comes and tea color changes to light golden color. Bring the flame to low and boil it for 1 min. Turn off the flame. Strain the Ginger tea into the tea cups by using the strainer.
Warm Ginger tea is ready! You can have it in plain or with Indian snack recipes
Step-by-step pictorial method to make Ginger Milk Tea :
- Heat a saucepan or kettle and add 1 cup of water, dried tea leaves ( use Assam tea to get stronger tea and for mild tea go with Darjeeling tea), and brown sugar or white sugar (You can adjust the sugar level up to your taste). Stir well.
2. Wash peel the ginger skin and crush it in the mortar pestle and add it to the saucepan or kettle. Please bring it to boil for a min.
3. Then, add the crushed cardamoms and allow them to boil for another 2 mins.
4. Once the color of the tea decoction becomes strong brown. It is the right time to add milk, Mix well and bring it to boil for 5 more mins on medium flame. Let the tea decoction combines well with the milk.
5. Once the froth comes and the color of tea turns golden color. Bring the flame to low and boil it for 1 min.
Turn off the flame. Strain the Ginger tea into the tea cups by using the strainer.
6. Warm Ginger tea is ready! You can have it in plain or with biscuits.
Tips to make Perect Ginger milk tea :
- The main key ingredient is ginger. always crush the ginger and add it. otherwise, you wont get the flavour of ginger in the tea completely.
- Cardamom is a flavouring agent in the milk tea. if you don’t like cardamom flavour ,skip it.
- If you like mild tea add less milk and if you like strong tea add less milk. so, adjust the amount milk according your choice of tea.
- If you are using Plant based Milk. Remove the sauce pan from the heat once the tea decotion is ready and mix the milk separately to avoid curdling.
Nutritional Benefits :
|PORTION SIZE||255 g|
|Amount Per Portion|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7.9 g||10 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.6 g||23%|
|Cholesterol 29 mg||10 %|
|Sodium 95 mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrates 19 g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.4 g||1 %|
|sugar 18 g **|
|Protein 8.2 g||16 %|
|Vitamin D 2.7 mcg||14 %|
|Calcium 310 mg||24 %|
|iron 0.2 mg||1 %|
|Potassium 402 mg||9 %|
|* The % daily value tells you nutrients in serving food contribute to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day|
is used for general nutrition advice.
** Amount is based on ingredients that specify a value for nutrients and 0 for those that don’t
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