Adrak Chai

adrak chai

Enjoy a hot cup of Indian-Style Ginger Tea, or Adrak Chai, for an afternoon pick-me-up on chilly days. This tea is brimming with the anti-inflammatory benefits from fresh ginger in a delicious, easy-to-make milky black tea. Serve it with cake rusks, samosas, and other snacks.

cook Time: 10 mins


– 2 cups water – 1 inch knob of ginger – 2 cardamom pods – 2 black tea bags – ¼ cup milk – sugar, to taste


Bring the water to a simmer in a saucepan and add in the ginger and cardamom pods. Boil for 2-3 minutes so the ginger and cardamom release flavor and the water turns a yellow-ish hue. Then, add the black tea bags or 2 teaspoons of loose leaf black tea into the water. Steep the tea for 3-5 minutes.


Turn off the heat and add milk into the saucepan. Stir the tea together. Remove the tea bags. Strain the tea into glasses through a fine mesh sieve. 

Serve hot with sugar to taste.