Imagine this, you wake up to the view of the mountains, you walk over to the balcony to get a better view of the valley. You take it all in, and while you are enjoying the quiet morning, you are handed a cup of tea. This is probably the best setting to enjoy a cup of tea, but in India, the popularity of this drink knows no bound. From a headache to a long chat session, tea can fit any situation, and the eternal love for chai will always prevail. International Tea Day is observed to celebrate all these benefits that tea offers.

While the debate whether coffee is better than chai is going nowhere, we do know that tea is a really important part of people’s life. In all these years, the use of tea has evolved too. People have been introduced to varieties of teas, and many have even experimented with it. Today, on International Tea Day, let us take a look at 5 unique tea recipes from around India.

Kashmiri Noon Chai

This heavenly concoction of a creamy, buttery and rich flavoured tea is a must-try. Originating from the land of Kashmir, Kashmiri Noon chai is packed with a revitalising taste and texture.

Ingredients
High-Quality Green Tea
Baking Soda
Cardamon Seeds
Saffron Strands
Salt
Milk, Water & Sugar

Vanilla Chai Latte

Vanilla chai latte has become quite popular now. The authentic taste of tea mixed with a tinge of vanilla, gives a delicious twist to your regular tea.

Ingredients
French Vanilla Flavoured Creamer
Instant Tea Powder
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Cloves
Nutmeg
Milk, Water & Sugar

Adrak Pudina Chai

While ginger is a very common and important ingredient in tea, adding pudina or mint makes it even more refreshing. Not just a flavourful tea, but the ginger-mint tea also has several herbal properties. Having this tea will help you reduce bloating, promote healthy digestion, and help in building stronger immunity.

Ingredients
Mint Leaves
Grated Ginger
Tea Powder, Leaves Or Bags
Milk, Water & Sugar

Chocolate Chilli Chai

Yes, even we never thought that an infusion between tea and chocolate s possible. This chai recipe has to be on your radar, as it has a mix of very unusual ingredients. Chocolate mixed with tea and chilli might sound bizarre, but this tea recipe is a must try.

Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves Or Powder
Bits Of Dairy-Free Chocolate
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Nutmeg
Cloves
Cardamom
Star Anise
Red Chilli Powder
Milk, Water & Sugar

Caramel Chai

Caramel tastes good with everything. Be it your coffee, your popcorn or a dessert, but no one ever thought of mixing it with tea. The unique combination of caramel and black tea, gives you a perfect late-afternoon drink. Go ahead and experiment more with this drink and free feel to add whipped cream in the tea as well.

Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves Or Bags
Caramel
Cinnamon
Cardamom
Cloves
Ground Pepper
Crushed Ginger
Milk, Water & Sugar