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Today I am sharing How To Make Perfect Tea …some points from my experience and some from day to day life.

Perfection in making tea is a milestone to achieve. Every tea lover has a different expectation. Although, I am not a tea lover with time I have tried to improve my tea making skills to perfection. Yet, I still need to achieve that according to a few of my friends. Ha Ha… But, I am not giving up will try and try till I succeeded.

Recently, I visited Darjeeling with my sisters for a change, we had a really good time together, In spite of heavy rains we had not missed a single opportunity to visit almost all tea estates and tea bars. We had a great experience visiting these bars and having different types of tea. It was indeed an unforgettable moment.

There I learned the best way to make tea. Though, it seems that everyone has an opinion on how the perfect cup of tea should be made. The debates on whether milk-in-first-or-after, the length of time the tea needs to brew (steep), even the type Teapot in which to brew continue. Opinions are always going to be different but few steps will remain the same as..use freshly boiled water, let the tea stand, add milk, the rest it seems is a personal preference. In fact, milk or no milk is again a debatable question.

According to me, these two methods are ideal and I would like to share the same with you.

Traditional Indian Tea :
  • Boil Water in a utensil.
  • Add Masala ( ginger, cardamom, fennel, and Cinnamon) according to your preference.
  • Boil it for good three minutes.
  • Add Asam Tea Leaves, cover, and switch off the gas for a few seconds. To brew tea leaves.
  • Add milk and heat it once again. just heat does not boil that will spoil the taste of tea.
  • Add sugar and serve in china cups.
Pot Tea :
  • Take only Indian or Ceylon tea or Tea Bags
  • Always serve in a teapot 
  • The pot should be warmed
  • The tea should be strong
  • Use loose tea in a pot
  • Always use boiling water
  • Stir or shake the pot before serving
  • Always use a cylindrical cup
  • My preference is non-creamy milk
  • Put tea in the cup before milk
  • Sugar can be served separately
Tea pot

Additionally, I wanted to bring to your notice a different kind of tea category: Herbal Teas. It is very famous in India as we follow Ayurveda, and in Ayurveda concoction of certain herbs are considered good for health .. These kinds of Teas are called herbal teas and are very good for your system. I always use Herbal Tea from organic India they are really good.

Tea pot
Yield: 2 CUPS

BLACK TEA

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The seeds, oils and extracts of cardamom are thought to have impressive medicinal properties and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Cardamom in this tea may be helpful for high blood pressure, it may has anti inflammatory properties and good for digestion.

Ingredients

  • Assam Tea - 3.3 grams
  • Cardamom - 0.6 grams
  • water - 200 ml

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into the teapot.
  2. Pour boiling water into the pot and leave it for 20 min.
  3. Again heat a while, Strain the ingredients and serve hot.

    Tea Pot
    Yield: 2 CUPS

    HERBAL TEA

    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    The antioxidants and vitamins found in herbal teas are great for helping fight disease and infections, protect against oxidative stress, and lower the risk of chronic disease. They are considered as immune boosters.

    Ingredients

    • Green Tea Leaves- 3 Grams
    • Tulsi- 5.7 Grams
    • Jaggery- 3 Grams
    • Mulati - 0.5 grams
    • Curry Leaves- 3 grams
    • Cloves - 0.6 No.
    • Ginger- 0.17 grams
    • Cinnamon- 0.57 grams
    • Lemongrass- 5.7 grams

    Instructions

    1. Add all the ingredients into the Teapot.
    2. Pour boiling water into the pot and leave it for 20 min.
    3. Heat again, Strain the ingredients and serve the tea.

    Notes

    Do not boil after seep. Just Heat it.

    Tea cup
    Yield: 2 CUP

    CLEANSING TEA

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes

    I wholeheartedly believe in the healing power of plants, and how wonderfully they can assist our bodies in healing themselves. Healing foods don’t have to be flavorless and boring, they can be vibrant and delicious, too.

    Ingredients

    • Saunf(fennel) powder-3 grams
    • Crushed cardamom(elaichi)-1 No.
    • Jaggery- 3.2 grams
    • Ajwain(caraway)powder-5 grams
    • Senna Leaves- 2.4 grams
    • Mulati- 1 grams
    • Water 2 cups

    Instructions

    1. Add all the ingredients in a teapot.
    2. Pour boiling water into the pot and leave it for 20 min.
    3. Strain the ingredients, heat the tea and serve.

    Notes

    Senna is an herb that comes from several different flowering species of the Cassia plants. The leaves, flowers, and fruits of the senna plant have been used in tea as a laxative or stimulant for centuries It has some side effects if consume more than recommended portion please consult your doctor before you consume regularly.

    Tea cup
    Yield: 2 CUPS

    DIGESTIVE TEA

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes

    The combination of ingredients can help stimulate the body’s natural digestive juices and help food and trapped gas to move through the digestive system, thereby reducing bloating and painful cramping.

    Ingredients

    • Pudina(mint) leaves- 1.5 grams
    • Raw ginger(adrak)-10 grams
    • Pepper(kali mirch)- 3 grams
    • Ajwain( carom) - 5 grams
    • Cardamom(ilaichi) powder-2 pinch
    • Water - 300ml

    Instructions

    1. Take all the ingredients except pudina and pound a bit.
    2. Chop pudina, put all the above ingredients in 500ml water, keep it on medium flame and bring to boil.
    3. When it starts boiling reduce the flame and add 2 pinch of cardamom powder to the boiling water.
    4. Keep lid over the vessel and let it boil for a minute on low flame.
    5. Strain and serve hot, add black salt and lemon juice as desired.

    Notes

    This tea is also called Digestive Mint Tea.

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