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