It was not ‘love at first sight’. It started quite innocently, we only met each other socially. Then, ever so slowly, we started meeting each morning, when I took a break at work. Some evenings we enjoyed the sunset together, from the office cafeteria in the terrace. Somewhere, along the way, I cannot remember exactly when anymore, we became inseparable. An alternate clock started running in my head, which kept a different type of time. The time when I got to hold you in my arms again and savor you slowly. You had the power to dissolve all the weariness of my soul away and replace it with a zeal for life. You could turn a bad day into a good one. You still can.
It's always tea time -Alice in Wonderland

This is the story of my love affair with tea, and I have a special place in my heart for ginger tea(or Adrak ki chai). Memories made over a cup of tea are a complete blog post in itself. Let’s suffice to say, it has made encounters with multiple people(over the course of our ten years of association), heavenly. I have also noticed that each tea drinker likes their tea to be prepared in one particular way. Here is my version for the perfect cup of ginger tea.

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Hope with ginger tea

GINGER TEA, MY WAY

Take half a glass of water in the vessel and bring it to a boil. The quantity of water determines whether the tea is thick or thin, I like it in between. Definitely more milk than water. Also, if you use more milk, you need to use more powder to make it stronger.

ginger tea powder

 I alternately use Taj Mahal tea and 3 Roses tea powders. They do give different flavours. But I enjoy both. I use 2 teaspoons per cup of tea because I prefer my tea strong. Use type and quantity of tea according to your preference.

ginger tea- cutting a piece of ginger

Cut a piece of ginger. I love the flavour of ginger. So usually I cut a big chunk of ginger.

ginger tea-grating the ginger

If you prefer a strong aroma of ginger in your tea, then grate your ginger into the boiling water.

ginger tea-smash ginger

The other method would be to crush the ginger using a mortar. Both the methods render the heady gingery flavour to the tea.

measure out the milk for the ginger tea

Measure out 3/4 glass of milk. For me, this is important because I do not waste tea or milk, so I usually make just enough. 

elaichi in ginger tea

Crush and add some elachi, if you like. I add it sometimes according to my mood.

bring ginger tea to a boil

Bring it to a boil.

simmer the ginger tea

Simmer for a couple of minutes. This is important to infuse all the flavours through the milk.

filter the ginger tea

Filter it.

Brewed cup of ginger tea

And serve. Savor it with your favorite people or alone.

I decided to try my hand at a step-by-step recipe for two reasons. Firstly, I find them very easy to follow when I am cooking something. Secondly, I wanted to use this challenge as a learning experience and do something new. Now, I have a true appreciation for food bloggers! It does take a lot of effort to write a recipe as simple as ginger tea.

Do share with me: How do you like your tea? If it is not tea(if that is even possible), what is your favorite drink? 


This article was written to one of the prompts “What is your favourite drink?“. This article is written as part of #SuperBloggerChallenge2018, conducted byHealthwealthbridgeFashionableFoodz and Allaboutthewoman. It should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused.

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19 thoughts on “Ginger Tea: My Slice Of Heaven #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

  • July 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm
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    I love live and dream ginger tea.Food blogging is a lot of work indeed

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    • July 22, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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      Yes really takes dedicated effort!

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  • March 4, 2018 at 11:23 am
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    Indeed a tea is savage for me in duty hours. And ginger is rescue during winters

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    • March 4, 2018 at 4:33 pm
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      They are our saviours to savor indeed!

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  • March 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    Hola from another ginger-tea fan. But I like it with less milk. Another no-no is over boiling. And I love Good Day biscuits too. And if I have company, company of people I love, it’s just perfect.

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    • March 4, 2018 at 4:36 pm
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      I think i boil it quite a bit though maybe not over the top. I love some company too but sometime I prefer my solitude

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  • March 1, 2018 at 9:24 am
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    Read this post with Hot Ginger Tea and Milk Bickies…. 🙂 Lovely post and I appreciate your step by step recipe. Will try it by your method today afternoon.

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  • March 1, 2018 at 1:41 am
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    I love ginger tea and step by step really do help.
    PS> I like to enjoy my tea alone, mostly lol.

    #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #InstaCuppa

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  • February 28, 2018 at 10:20 pm
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    It was wonderful to read your connection with the tea. I am not a tea person. I drink coffee. I like only one type of tea and that is Ice tea. 😉

    #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

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    • February 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm
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      You don’t know what you are missing. But then, every coffee drinker probably will tell me the same:)

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    • February 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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      Everyone does have their preferences

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  • February 28, 2018 at 11:30 am
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    will surely try this tea

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  • February 28, 2018 at 9:25 am
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    Oh I love ginger tea too just not so milky. Infact mine is just water 🙂
    Loved the way you have described the affair – it made for a very interesting read.
    Rose tea with the normal tea leaves – now that sounds interesting and I must try it out!

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    • February 28, 2018 at 2:55 pm
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      Rose tea with normal tea leaves? Hmmm.. havent tried it myself.. i should do

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