Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pallavi's Pudina Chai (Mint Tea Latte With Fresh Mint)

Pudina Chai or Mint Tea Latte is a refreshing hot/cold beverage wonderful any time - with afternoon snacks or after a heavy meal to aid the digestive process. Mint is considered soothing for head aches as well as stomach aches both in the Oriental and the Occidental Lore - wisdom knows no boundaries :-).

Pallavi loves her pudina chai so much that she never travels without a supply of fresh mint leaves to whip up a cup of pudina chai at a moment's notice to everyone's delight. Friends and pudina chai - one cannot ask for too much more in life!! In Pallavi's own words, simply "too good" :-)!

4 servings of 1 cup each

Ingredients:

3 cups Fresh water
2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, chopped
2 Tbsp Black Tea Leaves
2 or 3 sprigs Fresh Mint Leaves
1 cup Milk, any kind
Sugar, Honey, Agave Syrup, Brown Sugar, etc to taste (Optional)

Method:

Bring the water to a boil with the ginger. Stir in your preferred sweetner to taste*, tea leaves, milk and mint leaves and return to boil. Remove from heat and strain into a pot.

Serve hot by itself, with cookies, sweets and snacks, or any time or chill to serve cold.

*Generally Indian teas are not syrupy sweet; just enough sugar is added to round out and meld the flavors.

2 comments:

Pallavi said...

Geetha - The pudina chai tastes excellent cold too!

Geetha said...

Thank you Pallavi: Iced Pudina Chai Latte! mmm...lovely for summer :).