Hello Everyone !!!
It is chai time at crackleandtemper. Who doesn’t love to have a cup of tea me?? For me chai is my ultimate stress buster , I actually find happiness while drinking a good strong cardamom chai . In India we drink a lot of tea and I can have tea at any time of the day . Since I grew up in south India I have never had flavoured teas like ginger spiced or cardamom spiced or masala tea . In the state where I come from we only make a normal tea by boiling water and boiling milk no spices added. I had my first ginger (adrak) chai during my college days made by a friend of mine. From that time on I have been hooked to ginger spiced chai and it can eliminate stress and improve my mood. Even then I never guessed that chai tea was such a famous and popular tea in North america popularized by Starbucks.
I had my first chai tea here in Canada in late 2012 . I did like the spices in that but I didn’t like the idea of drinking it as it is or just with cold milk and sugar . For me tea means it has to be boiled with milk , sugar and spices , I cannot have a tea which is just hot water, milk and sugar. So I tried to replicate it at home with the same spices but the Indian method of making it and guess what I succeeded . This time I wanted to make a different style of tea for my blog
. I have a bunch of lemon grass in my herb garden (picture attached) and I wanted to use it for something.
Lemon grass has a lot of medicinal properties and it is used in relieving cough and nasal congestion in Ayurveda.
Source : Wikipedia
Prep Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes
Author – Parvathy V Nair
Cardamom- 3 to 4 small pods slightly crushed using hands
Lemon grass- just the green grass part , 3 or 4 stalks chopped up
Water- 250 ml
Tea leaves – 2 teaspoon if using tea bag , use 2 tea bags
Milk – as needed
Sugar- As needed