Pudina Chai (Pudina Tea) is an Indian milk tea made using fresh mint leaves, milk, black tea leaves, and jaggery. It is soothing, warming, and gives you instant relief from cold. Try it!
About This Recipe
Pudina Chai (Pudina Tea) is a refreshing twist to your regular Indian masala chai with an addition of fresh mint leaves and jaggery. Adding mint leaves to the tea adds a unique flavor to it and makes it healthier.
This mint tea is light and aromatic and is a perfect beverage to sip on cold winter or monsoon days. It is also great to sip after a heavy meal as it avoids heartburn and bloating.
My gud pudina chai recipe makes 2 cups of tea but you can easily scale the recipe.
Health Benefits Of Pudina Chai
Mint is one of those herbs that is great for detoxifying, thus sipping on this tea will surely detoxify your body.
It is great for your stomach. It promotes digestion and also avoids bloating.
Mint tea is also considered really good for your immune system.
Pudina Chai is considered good if you are suffering from a cold. It will definitely give you instant relief.
It is super refreshing, one cup of this pudina tea will surely make you feel good on a tiring day.
Jaggery used to make this tea gives warmth to the body and also enhances immunity.
Mint Leaves – Choose fresh and green mint leaves to make this tea.
Tea – Use any black tea leaves (chai patti) that is regularly used at home. You can choose to use loose tea leaves or tea bags.
Ginger – The flavor of fresh ginger really complements the refreshing flavor of mint leaves.
Milk – I prefer using whole (full-fat) milk for a creamier chai. You can replace it with skim or low-fat milk if you wish to. You can also use plant-based milk for a vegan chai.
Jaggery – This chai is sweetened using powdered jaggery. the flavor of jaggery, ginger, and mint leaves go very well together. Having said that, you can replace jaggery with white granulated sugar, brown sugar, or sugar-free substitutes like monk fruit or stevia.
If using jaggery, always use organic jaggery that is dark brown in color. The light-colored jaggery has chemicals added to it to lighten the color. It might look good but is not good for the body.
Chai Masala – Use store-bought chai masala or make a batch using my homemade chai masala powder recipe. Homemade chai masala is definitely better than the store-bought one and is much more economical too.
How To Make Pudina Chai
Combine 2 cups water, 1 teaspoon chai masala, and a 1-inch piece of ginger (crushed) in a saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a boil on medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Add 2 teaspoon tea leaves and ½ cup whole (full-fat) milk and simmer for 2 more minutes.
Add 15-20 mint leaves and cook for 30 seconds. Do not overcook after adding the mint leaves otherwise the tea will turn bitter.
Strain the tea in a jug and stir in 2 tablespoon powdered jaggery.
Pour the tea into serving cups and serve hot.
Note – You can also strain the tea directly in serving cups and add jaggery into the cups themselves.
Pudina Chai is a soothing winter beverage that can be had in the morning or evening instead of your regular tea. You can just sip it after meals for great digestion as well. Serve a few cookies or snacks on the side to munch along with the tea.
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Pudina Chai Recipe
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon chai masala
- 1 inch piece of ginger (crushed)
- 2 teaspoon loose black tea leaves (chai patti) (or 2 tea bags)
- ½ cup whole (full-fat) milk
- 15-20 mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons powdered jaggery
- Combine water, chai masala, and ginger in a saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a boil on medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Add tea leaves and milk and simmer for 2 more minutes.
- Add mint leaves and cook for 30 seconds. Do not overcook after adding the mint leaves otherwise the tea will turn bitter.
- Strain the tea in a jug and stir in jaggery.
- Pour the tea into serving cups and serve hot.
- You can also strain the tea directly in serving cups and add jaggery into the cups themselves.