If you love the flavors of Indian Chai tea, and are looking for a nice hot beverage to sip on on those cold winter mornings or evenings, this lemongrass ginger chai could be perfect!
The tea is super refreshing and has just the right citrusy notes that’ll uplift your mood instantly. That’s not all- this tea also packs in a ton of health benefits.
Scroll down to read about all that and more.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just 6 simple ingredients and a few minutes of kitchen time to put this tea together.
- Water: 1 cup
- Lemongrass (roughly cut): 1 stalk
- Ginger (roughly cut): 1 inch
- Tea leaves (of your choice): 2 tbsp
- Jaggery: 4 tbsp
- Milk: 1 cup
How to Make the Lemongrass Ginger Chai
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do to make the tea.
Heat water in a saucepan. Let the water come to a boil.
Next, add in the lemongrass and the ginger. Let it boil for a minute.
Add in the tea leaves next and let it boil for 2 minutes.
Next, add in the jaggery and mix well.
Add the milk last and mix.
Let the tea boil for 5 minutes on low flame.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make this tea even more flavorful and delicious, you can also add a dash of Indian tea masala mix to it towards the end.
You can use any good quality tea leaves you have at hand- Assam black tea is a great choice. If you don’t have loose tea leaves, you can also choose to use 2 tea bags instead. Just drop the tea bags into the water while it is still simmering and allow it to boil for 2 minutes before you remove.
You sure can! Oat milk and almond milk are two great choices to consider if you’re looking for a non-dairy milk choice.
This lemongrass ginger chai is great for more reasons than one. It is brimming with antioxidants and vitamins A and C, which help protect the body against infections, cold and cough.
The tea also packs in polyphenols which help boost metabolism, and when teamed up with ginger extracts, the tea can also help reduce bloating and tackle PMS symptoms.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Lemongrass Ginger Chai
While brewing this tea is super easy, you might want to keep these little tips and tricks handy.
- While this tea tastes best with jaggery as the sweetener, you can stick to using white sugar if that’s what you have at hand. Brown sugar is another great choice.
- The flavor of lemongrass in tea is an acquired taste, especially if you’re not someone who has lemon tea often. Consider adding a little to begin with, and if you like how it has turned out, you can always add in some more lemongrass.
- Consider using full fat milk for this recipe- it is what lends the tea its rich and creamy flavor that goes perfectly well with the citrusy and earthy flavors of the lemongrass and the ginger.
- If you don’t have the tea masala, you can add a single cardamom or a pinch of cardamom powder into the lemongrass ginger chai to elevate its flavors.
- Don’t have fresh ginger? You can also consider using some ginger powder instead.
- You can also choose to skip adding the milk entirely, and enjoy the tea without the milk- it’ll still taste great.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
This flavorful and delicious lemongrass ginger chai tastes best when served piping hot with some biscuits or cookies on the side, to make it a perfect evening snack. If you’re having this for breakfast, you can team it up with some poha, eggs or practically any other classic breakfast choice.
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Lemongrass Ginger Chai
- 1 cup Water
- 1 stalk Lemongrass , (roughly cut)
- 1 inch Ginger , (roughly cut)
- 2 tablespoon Tea leaves , (of your choice)
- 4 tablespoon Jaggery
- 1 cup Milk
- Heat water in a saucepan. Let the water come to a boil.
- Next, add in the lemongrass and the ginger. Let it boil for a minute.
- Add in the tea leaves next and let it boil for 2 minutes.
- Next, add in the jaggery and mix well.
- Add the milk last and mix.
- Let the tea boil for 5 minutes on low flame.
- Serve hot.
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