Tea is one of the most popular drinks in Nepal. We called it “Chiya.” It is enjoyed by almost everyone in Nepal. I prefer masala tea over coffee any time of the day.There’s something about tea that makes me feel happy, relaxed, and refreshed. Sometimes, making it daily isn’t possible; however, when I do, I make it. Chiya is made with spices such as cloves and cardamom, milk, and sugar. It can be served as a breakfast, or afternoon snack. It is easy to make Chiya, so here is Nepali milk tea recipe.
Ingredients For Nepali Milk Tea (Chiya)
- Milk is one of the key ingredients in Nepali tea. Use whole milk for a richer taste, making it more delicious. However, you can also make Nepali tea without adding any milk if you prefer that.
- Nepali tea is incomplete with spices. That’s what makes it delicious, along with cardamom and cloves. You can crush them into a fine powder or leave them whole. Additionally, you can add ginger as well to make it tastier.
Tips: Crush the cloves and cardamom for a stronger spice flavor.
- Black tea is one of the most widely consumed teas in the world. Black tea bags are made from fermented tea leaves and dried to produce a dark, richly colored brew that has a stronger taste than other types of tea. You can easily find black tea bags or loose-leaf black tea in any grocery store. It doesn’t matter if it’s powder or in bags; either way will do.
- You can use either brown sugar or white sugar in this drink. It is up to you. Alternatively, you can drink it without sugar if you prefer it that way.
Step-By-Step Instructions With Photos
#1 Add one and a half cup of water ( 1 1/2 cups) in a pot. Boil it for a min.
#2 Add one tablespoon of tea to the pot.
#3 Add cloves, cardamom and crushed ginger to the boiling water.
#4 Boil it for 2-3 few mins on a medium high-heat until you see the tea color.
#5 Add one and a half cups of whole milk and sugar as per taste. (1 1/2 cup of milk)
#6 Stir it well and simmer it for 3 mins. Let it boil for 2-3 mins on medium-high heat.
#7 Turn off the gas once it starts frothing.
#8 Use strainer to strain the tea. There you go… The milk tea is ready. You can serve it with any biscuit, bread or snack of your choice.
TIPS: You can make tea without milk if you prefer. Follow the same steps without adding milk.
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Nepali Milk Tea ( Masala Chiya)
- 1 1/2 cup Water
- 1 1/2 cup Whole milk
- 4 Cardamom
- 4 Cloves
- 1 tbsp Tea or two tea bags
- 1 tbsp Sugar (As per taste)
- 1/2 tsp Crushed ginger
- First, add 1 1/2 cups of water to the pot. Heat it on medium heat for a min.
- Add tea bags or tea leaves to the boiling water. After that, cloves, cardamom, and minced ginger to the pan. Boil it for a min
- Boil it for 2-3 mins until you see the tea color.
- Add 1 1/2 cups of whole milk. Stir it well and simmer it for 3 mins. Add sugar to the pan. ( As per taste)
- Stir it well. Let it boil for 2-3 mins on medium-high heat. Turn off the gas once it starts frothing.
- Use a strainer to strain the tea. The milk tea is ready. You can serve it with any biscuit, bread, or snack.
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