Indian Chai/Tea with Rosemary

“Chai or Tea” – who doesn’t want it at the wake of the day. Yes we Indian’s wake up to tea or coffee. We all are addicted to these hot beverages. I too am but I don’t drink as soon as I wake up, but after my breakfast I crave for a hot brewed tea/chai with aromatic tea masala and a zing of cardamom. Am not a coffee person. Am a truely dedicated tea person.

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What is so special about this chai/tea is the addition of Rosemary herb. You must have added Rosemary to your potatoes, meat, chicken – but have you tried in your tea. It’s an aromatic tea to have. Rosemary has a lot of medicinal values and adding it to your tea is an extra bonus. Have you seen Rosemary??? If not this is the rosemary herb.

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How did I know about this tea is, once when I had been to my friends place she served me this tea and I fell in love with this tea. Yes as VALENTINE’S DAY is round the corner make this tea and have a tea date with your partner. There is nothing comparable to a heartfelt chat while having tea. Think all will agree to that. This tea has nothing to do with valentine’s day but am posting this tea recipe for the love of tea I have within me and to the fellow tea lovers.

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Do try and let me know if you liked it.


INDIAN CHAI with ROSEMARY

Category: Hot Beverages/Tea Recipes| Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 5 mins | Serves: 1

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Ingredients

  • Milk – 3/4 Cup (Reduced fat)
  • Water – 1/4 Cup
  • Tea Dust – 1 tsp. (Add according to your preference)
  • Rosemary leaves – 1 strand (Chopped)
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/8 tsp.
  • Jaggery – 1 tsp. (Icrease or Decrease accordingly)

METHOD with VISUAL CLICKS

Take all the ingredients ready.
Take all the ingredients ready.
Remove the leaves from the stem of the Rosemary.
Remove the leaves from the stem of the Rosemary.
Chop them.
Chop them.
Take water ina sauce pan and add the Rosemary leaves to it and allow it to boil.
Take water in a sauce pan and add the Rosemary leaves to it and allow it to boil.
Then add the tea dust.
Then add the tea dust.
Allow the tea to boil and let it stain the water.
Allow the tea to boil and let it stain the water.
Now add a lavish dash of cardamom and allow it to come to a quick boil.
Now add a lavish dash of cardamom.
Now add the milk and brew the tea in medium flame.
Now add the milk and brew the tea in medium flame.
When the tea comes to a boil reduce the flame to low and boil it more for the strong colour and switch off the stove when you get the desired colour of the tea.
When the tea comes to a boil reduce the flame to low and boil it more for the strong colour and switch off the stove when you get the desired colour of the tea.
Add jaggery to the serving cup.
Add jaggery to the serving cup.
Line a strainer on the cup and strain the tea.
Line a strainer on the cup and strain the tea.
Remove the strainer.
Remove the strainer.
Rosemary tea is ready.
Rosemary tea is ready.

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Note : Add only one strand of Rosemary to a cup of tea. If you cannot find fresh Rosemary then can use 1/2 tsp of dried rosemary instead.

Adjust the tea powder/dust measure according to your tea. Some tea needs to be added more and some a little. Use accordingly.

Adding cardamom gives a nice aroma too. I like it in my tea and it is an anti-depressant so add it and calm your mind. If you don’t have the cardamom powder then just add two crushed cardamom pods instead.

I add tea masala also to this tea, it makes it even more flavourful.

Adjust the water and milk proportion according to your taste.

I have used low fat milk you can use any milk.

I like to add jaggery for the healthier option. If you don’t like it then add sugar according to your taste.

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Have The Rosemary Chai/Tea with your favourite snack. Try and let me know if you liked it.

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28 thoughts on “Indian Chai/Tea with Rosemary

    1. Rosemary herb is a western herb but has a nice aroma and is good in the tea. If you don’t get it then try with dried herb. Try once it’s a different tea not is nice and refreshing. Jaggery is just a healthy notch to my daily tea. I have been having tea with jaggery for almost two years now.

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      1. That’s kind of you to ask, Meena, I have had a couple of weeks off and am only slightly back as I am struggling with my back and shoulders, which affects my ability to sit for long or to type. It is a longterm injury. I have, though, finally written a post in response to your nomination for the blogging award, scheduled in a few days, I’m so sorry it took me so long. I had to combine it with a nomination from someone else. I hope you are well 😊

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      1. we do get fresh zucchini,bell peppers etc but Rosemary and oregano? well only in pre-packed packs. All these are native to India and especially in Jaipur. They are not grown locally. very small market, you see 🙂

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