HOW TO MAKE ASSAM MILK TEA
It is often said, ‘You haven’t woken up fully if you haven’t sipped Assam tea’. The teas produced in this region are famous worldwide for their strong, bold and brisk flavor with a bright liquor. This makes it a perfect pick for breakfast tea. It is loaded with natural antioxidants like catechins, amino acids (L-theanine) and essential vitamins and minerals. One of the most useful Assam milk tea benefits includes a boost in energy and mental alertness due to caffeine’s presence.
Therefore, most tea drinkers enjoy drinking it right in the morning. Additionally, it helps prevent diseases like diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, Osteoporosis, reduce stress and strengthen immunity. Assam milk tea can become your style statement. Yes. It is true! You can add a splash of variety to your traditional Assam milk tea and enhance its texture and flavour. It can help impress your guests at an afternoon or breakfast tea party. Are you interested? Simply follow this tea recipe and brew your way to heaven!
- 2 cloves
- 1 Stick Cinnamon
- 2 Cardamom pods
- 1 Star anise
- sliced ginger
- 1 tbsp Assam Tea Leaves
- 1/2 Cup Milk Regular teacup 50% full
- 3/4 Cup Water Regular teacup 80% full
- Sugar Or honey to taste Optional
- Pestle and mortar
Crush and grind all the spices (except the sliced ginger) using pestle and mortar. This will impart a distinctive aroma and flavour to your Assam milk tea.
Add one cup of water along with crushed spices, sliced ginger and tea leaves in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring frequently using a wooden spoon.
Add the milk and sugar and continue stirring. Allow all the ingredients to blend and simmer for another two minutes.
You will notice a change in colour of the tea from milky shade to brown shade when it is ready. Remove the pan from the heat and strain the tea into a teapot/ mug. Ta-da! Your delicious Assam milk tea is ready to drink!
The blend of Assam tea leaves with dry spices will add a strong, spicy flavour and briskness to your Assam milk tea. It has a soothing and calming effect on your senses. It can be served in the morning with breakfast or in the afternoon with evening snacks. Water: To make a cup of Assam milk tea,3/4 cup is the right amount as not much water would be evaporated.
If you prefer a creamier tea, then avoid water and use only milk. In the same way, if you do not like it creamy, then use more water compared with milk. Sugar: Generally, no sweetener is required. If you are planning to use one, ensure that the sweetener is always added to tea before milk. This is because the milk will cool the tea and the sweetener will not be able to dissolve properly. Honey, sugar, jaggery and stevia are the ideal options.
Spices: Indian spices like cloves, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom provide health benefits. They are known to possess anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
You can also get creative in garnishing by adding a natural tea leaf or cinnamon on the tea before serving. However, do not use more than one, as the tea may taste bitter. There are no hard and fast rules for making this tea. You can add different spices as well as blends according to your taste to get your customized Assam milk tea. A cup of hot Assam milk tea will surely refresh and rejuvenate your mind after a long day at work.
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