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June 19, 2010

GINGER TEA

I love ginger tea a lot..When i was working i used to go with my friend  to a nearby canteen at least twice a day just to have this tea ..It was a flavorful ,mild and tasty tea.After this , I never had a tea similar to that taste.Last week when i was surfing the net i came across a ginger tea which is a bit different from the usual one we make.I immediately tried it on the same evening.To my surprise i found this taste similar to the one i had in canteen.. I was very much satisfied ..Though its not a special,unique recipe to share with ,  i wanted to have this post in my blog.. So here comes the recipe with a picture for u all..

Ginger tea 1

Ingredients:

  • Boiled Milk – 1 cup
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Tea powder – 3/4 - 1 tsp ( i used 3 roses)
  • Ginger – 2 inches (crush a little)
  • Cardamom – 1 no ( crush with skin)
  • Sugar – 1.5 – 2 tsp ( depends)

Method:

  • In a wide mouthed bowl, add water and the crushed ginger & cardamom.
  • Allow it to boil for 3 mins so that the ginger gets cooked in the water and gets nice flavor.
  • Then add the milk , sugar , tea powder .. Allow it to boil for 4 mins in medium flame.
  • Strain the tea sediments and enjoy !!

Serve hot with snacks !!

Note :The ginger should be well cooked before u add the milk and other ingredients.The essence of ginger would be well absorbed into the water..

KITCHEN CLINIC :

GINGER :

Ginger has been used for its health benefits for over 5000 years and is a favorite medicinal as well as culinary herb. Unlike most spices, the part that has the most medicinal value grows under ground. Often mistakenly called “ginger root” this is actually the rhizome of the plant which is more of a subterranean stem than a root.

Although you can use dried ginger and powdered ginger for health benefits, fresh ginger is preferred. It is readily available in most supermarkets. Pieces of the rhyzome can be sliced off for use and the remainder stored in the refrigerator where it should keep for about 3 weeks as long as it is not fully peeled.

One of ginger's most touted health benefits is its ameliorating effects on digestive ailments. It can help digest fatty foods and break down proteins. It is excellent for reducing gas. Many people report that it will also relieve nausea, and can be effective in treating morning sickness as well as motion sickness.

Ginger can also help reduce inflammation. So it can be used to treat any disease that is caused by inflammations such as arthritis or ulcerative colitis. Some studies show that it can even help inhibit the replication of the herpes simplex virus.

Being a warming herb, ginger can help knock out a fever. This property also makes it effective in stimulating circulation of the blood. It can also help relax muscles around the blood vessels and is said to help prevent blood clots from forming. The warming effects make it a natural decongestant as well as an antihistamine, making it the perfect remedy for colds.

Recent studies show that ginger might also have a role in lowering LDL cholesterol because the spice can help reduce the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed. It has also been shown in animal trials to help slow or even prevent cancerous tumor growth.

Gingers healing properties come from it’s volatile oils, gingerols and shogaols, which are also responsible for it’s pungent taste. The oils cause more digestive enzymes to be produced which helps with the whole digestion process and neutralizes the acids that can cause nausea, cramps and even diarrhea.

To discover the health benefits of ginger for yourself, simply make a tea by steeping about 5 slices of ginger in hot water. If you prefer it in your food, ginger is excellent in many dishes and is perfect when combined with garlic.

27 comments:

  1. For me all the tea I hav has to have ginger ..I dont like plain tea atall..looks gud...

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  2. Nice tea with ginger.Looks really good.

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  3. Thnx priti & sreelekha for ur quick comments :)

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  4. Ginger tea is our place tradition, without ginger we wont prepare tea in our home, its really beneficial!!

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  5. I normally have this tea.. everyday..my day starts with it..

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  6. my day starts with it too... it is so yum - right ?

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  7. I simply love this tea dear....
    looks perfect :-)

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  8. Nice to know more abt ginger and perfect tea...

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  9. This is my all time fav! Thanks for ur versoin of recipe ..Thanks sooo much Chaitra!

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  10. Ginger tea, feel like having that cup of tea, looks yum!

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  11. Thanx for sharing dear...
    healthy n tasty tea.

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  12. NIce looks nice & i love ginger tea..

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  13. Very nice tea dear. Always like the ginger in my tea....urs look gorgeous. Thanks for the info on the ginger....much useful.

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  14. இஞ்சி டீ சூப்பர்ப்...எனக்கும் இதனை குடிக்க மிகவும் பிடிக்கும்...நன்றி...

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  15. I always make plain tea. Very rarely i make this ginge tea. love the perfect colur of the tea and nice click with the text of ginger tea on it

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  16. With rains lashing us out and keeping us indoors bored to death, I could do with some ginger tea to pep the mood! Nice one Chitra.

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  17. Hmmm.... How much I love that color..... My favorite, it is too..... I loved adding ginger in my T passionately..... Just recently I stopped, because everyone cautioned me too much is too bad.... But I still indulge at least once a month.... Hugs )))

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  18. I am addicted to ginger tea :-) I love it :-)

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  19. Chitra,
    My MIL loves ginger tea. Your's look gorgeous and nice presentation.

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  20. Tea looks fantastic.Every evening I like to sip ginger tea and watch my favourite channel.I some times squeeze a few lime drops instead of milk.

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  21. I have ginger tea everyday in the evening - always energizes me.

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  22. Wow! a nice soothing tea dear, should be great for my sore throat:)

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  23. Love to have this in the evenings. Looks yummy and nice in color.

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  24. good for health and really refreshing one. everyday i used to prepare this atleat one time .our faorite tea

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