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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Different types of Tea


I love tea which is why we are today interfacing with different types of tea. Let’s take a tour of honey lemon, chocolate, tandoori, herbal green and ice tea. Be sure of making the following tea in the manner they have been written below, else you will end up making something that might not be very satisfactory. The idea with making good tea is that it should be made right.


Let's begin with Herbal green tea

To make herbal green tea heat up a saucepan. Add one cup of water. This is the same cup in which I will serve it. While the water is heating up (at a high flame), we will also add one pinch of black pepper (can use black pepper or white pepper powder). Along with this, add cardamom powder. Its okay if you don’t have it, you can crush it and add one. Now bring this to a boil.

Once the water comes to a rapid boil, turn off the flame and add mint leaves first ( approx 15 mint leave). Also, add 15 Indian basil or tulsi leaves. Quickly give it a stir, cover it and keep it aside for about two minutes.

Wait for about two minutes before you serve it.

Before serving it, add one lemon juice. Quantity can be your choice - half or one teaspoon works and then strain it to the glass. You can sweeten it by adding honey. You can also consume herbal green tea without honey.

So, in your glass one teaspoon of honey and over top of that, place a strainer and then strainer the tulsi/mint liquid. Before serving, sprinkle a little bit of black pepper, stir it and its ready to be served.
The combination of mint leaves, basil, black pepper, cardamom and water is amazing.


Next is chocolate tea. Yes, you got it right. Chocolate tea in making. Take one fourth cup of water. Add milk to it. Fill the cup with milk and then add a little more of milk. In total, we use one cup of milk and one-fourth cup of water. After adding water and milk to the saucepan, add tea leaves to it. Use ¾ teaspoon of tea leaves. Add sugar to it ( 2 teaspoons – or as per your own wish).  At medium flame, bring it to a boil. Once the milk starts simmering, add cocoa powder to it. Hershey's cocoa powder is very mild which is why I used ¾ teaspoon. If your cocoa powder is very strong or dark, use one-fourth spoon only. Now mix it, boil it and cook it for another two minutes. The chocolate tea is ready and now we can serve it.

Use a strainer to strain the tea and you can serve it.


For Tandoori chai, the must necessity is a Kulhad. You will heat up a traditional Kulhad made out of clay. You can also use a bowl but it should be made out of the same material. ( mitti or clay) This hsould be available in your nearest market. Heat it till the time it turns black from its bottom. If you have a tandoor, you can use tandoor to burn it. The Charcoal flavour will be much better than the regular stove one.  Add one fourth water and 1 cup milk to a saucepan. Add  a teaspoon of tealeaves and 2 teaspoons of sugar and add half a inch of ginger. Add chai masala if you wish to. Boil it in medium to high flame bringin it to a boil , then lowering the flame and cooking it to 3-4 minutes. The chai is ready and it looks great.

The mitti bowl is dark and black by now and is ready to give your chai a tandoori taste.

Now place the kulhad inside a deep vessel preferably the chai ka batan. Now pour the chai on it . No need to strain it right now. We can strain it later. Let it come out, flow. Put the flame on while you pour the chai in the kulhad. Let it give a good blow. This is an astonishing view with chai coming out of the kulhad and going sstraight into the saucepan.  Now take the kulhad out and its strain it in a cup and then serve it.

This looks like any other chai but the flavor is insane. The earthy flavor is coz of the kulhad. This is addictive.


Heat a saucepan and ass half a tea spoon.

Heat up a saucepan and add one cup of water. Two tea spoons of sugar and bring this to a boil. After a rapid boil, turn off the flame. Add one tea spoon of tea leaves. Cover the saucepan and keep it asie for two minutes. Your honey lemon tea is now ready. Strain and serve.


Heat the sauce pan and add a glass of water. Add two teaspoons of sugar and boil it. Once it is boiled, turn off the flame and add one tea spoon of tea leaves. Now, cover the saucepan and keep it aside for two minutes. Add ice cubes in a glass and then strain the tea in that glass. Ice tea is now ready to be derved.

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