Monsoon is here. Everyone loves rain because this season gives the feeling of love and care. But along with rain, comes allergies andinfections such as cold, cough, congestion of nose etc. However we can avoidthese by simply sipping hot liquids like ginger tea, masala tea or soups. One of them is ginger tea with milk. Ginger tea is a very common Indian beverage made from tea leaves and fresh ginger.It is also called adrak chai or adrak wali chai in India.
Ginger is a natural spice that is known for its refreshing aspects. It is one of the best natural drink for monsoon. It is a very common drink but it has many health benefits. Ginger cures stomach upset and brings soothing effect to cold and cough. It also gives relief from sore throat and respiratory allergies which are common during monsoon season. It is also known to aid digestion, reduce nausea and symptoms of morning sickness. Tea made with ginger, cardamom and lemon grass leaves is also very good for migraine, stress,cold and cough problems. Studies have shown ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it ideal home remedy for muscle and joint pain. The vitamins,minerals present in ginger improve blood circulation and also prevent from fat depositing in the arteries. Thus drinking ginger tea overall strengthens immunity and hence it is the best way to fight infections and allergies during monsoon.
How to make ginger tea with milk?
2 cups of water
1-2 tsp. of tea leaves/tea powder
1 inch fresh ginger root piece (cut in small pieces/grated)
1-2 tsp. of sugar
½ cup milk
Use clean and fresh ginger root piece.
Cut it into small pieces. You can also grate it if you want.
Now add these cut pieces to sauce pan or kettle with 2 cups of water.
Heat the water containing ginger pieces to boil.
When water starts boiling, lower the heat to medium and simmer the ginger root pieces for 10 mins.
Simmer till the colour of water changes to yellowish hue as ginger pieces will release its juices and flavour in the water.
Now add tea leaves or tea bag and simmer for more 2-3 mins.
Add sugar and milk to pan and simmer for 2 more mins.
Strain the tea using strainer into tea cups to remove ginger pieces and tea leaves.
Serve the hot ginger tea or adrak chai with some snacks and biscuits and enjoy.
Whatever the way you choose to enjoy this rainy season, try to keep check on your health and avoid infections. Drink and eat food that are nutritious and healthy.