Adrak Chai | Indian Ginger Tea

A hot soothing cup of Adrak Chai, Indian Style Ginger Tea is all you need to kick-start the day! A perfect recipe for making Indian Ginger Tea with step-wise pictures.

Long ago when I posted my Filter Coffee recipe, I had talked about my love for coffee and how I acquired a taste for it over the years. And if anyone of you remember, I also talked about how I cant stand tea and it is not something I enjoy at all. Well, here is the news – I am now a proper tea convert! Just like the coffee, I seemed to have acquired a taste for tea, especially the strong Adrak wali Chai or the Indian Ginger tea.

It all started one weekend when I down with flu and wanted something soothing to comfort myself. The husband offered to make some tea, which kind of startled me. To be honest, I stock tea powder at home only to offer to our guests and have never made a cuppa for us in all these years. Just out of curiosity, I let him make tea and to say that my mind was blown would be an understatement. That cup of Ginger Tea was liquid gold. And I am hooked on to it forever πŸ™‚ It is now our weekend ritual to make a nice cup of this Ginger Tea and unwind. It is strange how two things I never liked growing up create this magic and I am in love with it now!

Full disclaimer, the husband makes the best ginger tea between the two of us and I clicked the preparation photos while he was in action. This version of Adrak Ki Chai (Indian ginger tea) has a strong ginger flavor and is slow boiled for a long time to infuse the flavors of tea and ginger together into milk. Also, I served these in traditional Kulhads or earthen pots and it tastes way better that way. For these cold winter mornings, there is nothing better than a hot cup of soothing ginger tea! I serve the tea with a variety of snacks and stay tuned to know more about the roasted snack on the side πŸ™‚

How to make Adrak Chai | Indian Ginger Tea –
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Adrak Chai | Indian Ginger Tea
Hot Soothing Cup of Ginger Tea!
Course Hot Beverages
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 tsp Black Tea Leaf Powder
  • 2 inch Ginger Piece washed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 4 tsp Sugar
Course Hot Beverages
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 tsp Black Tea Leaf Powder
  • 2 inch Ginger Piece washed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 4 tsp Sugar
Instructions
  1. Wash and peel off the skin from ginger. Crush it well and add it to half cup of water. Let it simmer for 1-2 mins on low heat.
  2. Add the tea powder and let this simmer on low heat for 5-6 mins.
  3. As the mixture boils, flavors of ginger and tea powder are released and the water turns a deep brown.
  4. Add 2 cups of milk and mix well.
  5. Let this boil on low heat for 6-7 mins. If the tea begins to boil, stir quickly using a spoon and continue simmering for another 3-4 mins.
  6. Simmering makes the tea strong and helps develop flavor. Finally add sugar and mix well.
  7. Strain off the tea onto serving cups. If desired, swish the tea from one cup to another quickly until it is frothy.
  8. Serve hot with snacks of your choice.

Detailed step-wise picture recipe of making Adrak Chai | Indian Ginger Tea –

1. Wash and peel off the skin from ginger. Crush it well and add it to half cup of water. Let it simmer for 1-2 mins on low heat.

2. Add the tea powder and let this simmer on low heat for 5-6 mins until half of the water evaporates.

3. As the mixture boils, flavors of ginger and tea powder are released and the water turns a deep brown.

4. Add 2 cups of milk and mix well.

5. Let this boil on low heat for 6-7 mins. If the tea begins to boil, stir quickly using a spoon and continue simmering for another 3-4 mins.

6. Simmering makes the tea strong and helps develop flavor. Finally add sugar and mix well.

7. Strain off the tea onto serving cups. If desired, swish the tea from one cup to another quickly until it is frothy.

8. Serve hot with snacks of your choice.

Note –
  • Adjust the quantity of ginger as per the flavor desired. Use only an inch of ginger for mild flavor.
  • Adjust sugar as per sweetness desired.
  • Always boil the tea on low heat for a longer time to develop the right taste.

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12 thoughts on “Adrak Chai | Indian Ginger Tea

  1. I make a green tea with ginger, honey & lemon juice for head & chest cold congestion and it works almost immediately. But, I am going to make this. I know I will like it and think the way you make it will take my tea medicine results to a whole new level with more flavor and added nutrients. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. How wonderful that you have discovered you actually do love tea as well as coffee. Our tastes change as we go through life and for that reason I have always encouraged my daughters to re-try things from time to time. This ginger tea has my name all over it … I will certainly be following your instructions and making my own. I will raise my cup to you when I do!

      1. Well the news is that I have already tried it and am truly addicted. It is now my ritual every afternoon at 4 (sometimes I indulge in cake too but that is another story!) πŸ˜ƒ

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