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Assam tea is a type of high-quality black tea, and it comes from the plant named “Camellia Sinensis”. Assam tea is grown in Assam, a northeastern state in India, highly popular for its tea plantations, wildlife and archaeological locations!
Today, we are going to learn the recipe for making Assam milk tea. It has a rich, creamy, sweet and luxurious taste that will make you crave it every day! Also, I personally feel that it doesn’t have that weird astringent after-taste similar to other black teas, and I am really grateful for that, though!
You can even make Rose Milk Tea, Jaggery Tea or Orange Pekoe Tea using Assam tea, and it would be great! Actually, Assam tea has always been a popular choice for making different types of tea. And Assam tea is one of my favourite tea bases!
How To Make Assam Milk Tea?
Assam Milk Tea Recipe
- Small Saucepan
- Tea Strainer
- Tea Cups
- 6 Teabags Of Assam Tea Or Loose Assam Tea Leaves
- 1200 ml Water
- 3 Cups Of Milk
- 6 tsp Condensed Milk
- Take a small saucepan and add water. Bring it to a boil over medium heat, and then add the Assam tea leaves. Brew the tea according to your liking, and using a tea strainer, strain out the tea leaves.
- Once it is done, turn off the heat and add the condensed milk or any sweetener of your choice. Mix it well.
- In the tea cups or mug, add half of the brewed-sweetened tea and the milk. Give it a nice stir. Make sure to warm up the milk before adding it to the tea cups.
- And your Assam milk tea is ready to be served!
- Brew the tea according to your liking. The longer you’ll brew the tea, the stronger the flavour will be! However, I would suggest you brew it for a good 4 to 5 minutes.
- I have used condensed milk as a sweetener here, but you can choose any sweetener of your choice, like white sugar, brown sugar, monk fruit sugar, maple syrup, etc.
- You can add ¼ tsp of vanilla to your Assam milk tea for additional flavour.
- Assam black tea is considered to be a good base for making chai tea. Therefore, adding warm spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves or coriander can enhance its flavour and taste extraordinary.
- If you want to make Assam Bubble tea, then just add the quick-cooking boba pearls (tapioca pearls) to the Assam milk tea.
If there is any leftover Assam milk tea, then you can store it for a couple of days in your refrigerator by pouring it into an airtight container. When you want to consume it, reheat it in a saucepan or microwave it for a few minutes. Or, you can simply enjoy the cold version of Assam milk tea.
Health Benefits Of Assam Milk Tea
Helps In Enhancing Your Mood
Assam milk tea is known for uplifting your mood and making you feel more energetic. It contains an element which is known as “I-theanine” that is responsible for mood enhancement of an individual.
Improves Your Skin
Assam tea is a natural source of Vitamin A & E, and these two play a crucial role in improving the overall health of your skin. As Assam tea is not artificial or processed in any way, the vitamins present in it help in making your skin look healthy, and it doesn’t have any side effects as well.
The most important advantage of drinking Assam milk tea is that it helps in boosting your immunity. Assam tea contains ECG (Epigallocatechin), which is an antioxidant known for fighting immunity weakening and cancer-causing free radicals. It provides you with enough Vitamins & antioxidants to stay healthy, reduces DNA damage & prevents premature aging.
Helps To Warm Up The Body
Assam tea is known to be a warm variant and helps to concentrate heat within the human body. This helps in bearing up with the cold climate outside and helps you to stay warm & relaxed. Assam milk tea is mostly preferred during the winter season. With a hot cup of Assam tea, now you can be comfortable on a chilly day.
Better Cognitive Function
Assam tea contains a good balance of caffeine as well as theanine, and both of them are widely known for improving cognitive function. Caffeine gives you a boost of energy that can keep you going throughout the day, keeps you alert and helps you combat laziness within yourself. Theanine is an amino acid which is helpful for the relaxation of the mind and makes you attentive to leverage your problem-solving skills.
Aids Heart Health
Many studies have shown that consuming Assam tea on a regular basis can have a positive effect on heart health. Assam tea contains polyphenols like flavonoids, which are known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. These elements help in reducing cholesterol levels, preventing the buildup of plaque, maintaining relaxed blood vessels, etc., eventually decreasing the risk of heart attacks and different heart-related ailments.
Assam milk tea is a tea recipe that can be prepared in just 10-minutes! What a quick & tasty drink that can be enjoyed sitting on a couch at your home, doesn’t this sound all comfy & relaxing? Yes, whenever I am stressed about something, Assam milk tea is my stress-buster! So, try it out and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
What Does Assam Milk Tea Tastes Like?
Assam milk tea is a blend of complex flavours with a rich & creamy texture. Additionally, the addition of the sweetener makes it more delectable.
Does Assam Milk Tea Contains Caffeine?
It actually depends on the type of Assam tea you are using to make Assam milk tea. For example, if you use a regular Assam tea that contains caffeine, then your Assam milk tea will not be caffeine-free. But, if you make use of a decaffeinated one, then it will not contain any caffeine.
Can I Add Milk To Assam Tea?
Absolutely, yes! It’s the perfect choice for making different types of milk tea, but just be careful about the amount of sugar you are adding to your tea.