Kenyan ginger tea is also known as Chai ya Tangawizi in Swahili is an herbal beverage. It consists of ginger, black tea, milk, water, and sugar. This ginger tea has been a staple in Kenya for so many years, and as a result, no Kenyan breakfast is complete without some Kenyan ginger tea.
Ginger is good for you
The benefits of Ginger are many from reducing inflammation in the body, strengthening the immune system, to helping with digestive disorders. Furthermore, ginger acts as a painkiller and even ramps up the metabolism. Therefore, if you are looking for ways to fasten your weight loss journey, start incorporating some ginger in your day-to-day life.
Also ginger improves blood circulation which anti fungal the overall health. Most noteworthy is the properties in ginger making it perfect as a natural cold and flu remedy. Across the globe, people use ginger in the day-to-day diet because of these reasons.
This Kenyan ginger tea is so soothing which makes it perfect for cold days. It has warming properties that warm you from the inside out, especially on those cold winter days. This tea is best drunk hot or warm.
This ginger tea is one way of starting your day. It is best consumed hot or warm with some mandazi or even just on its own. The addition of sugar is optional so omit it altogether if you don’t want it.
What goes in Kenyan Ginger Tea?
- black tea
How to make Kenyan Ginger Tea
The process of making this tea is easy. I start by adding all my ingredients ( water, milk, black tea, and ginger) in a large pot. I cover and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, I immediately uncover it or else, the mixture will spill over. I then allow the tea to simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes. I sieve my tea and finish by adding sugar to my taste.
To make this tea recipe simpler, substitute the freshly grated ginger for dried ginger powder. The dried ginger powder is equally good so dig in.
Store your leftover ginger tea in the fridge in a closed container. Consume within 24 hours otherwise, it will not taste as good as fresh.
Substitute the milk with almond milk, coconut milk or even soy milk for a vegan alternative.
Substitute sugar with honey or any other sweetener of choice.
Kenyan Ginger Tea (Chai ya Tangawizi)
- 1 1/2 tbsp Black tea
- 2 cups Water
- 3 cups Milk
- Sugar to taste
- 2 tsp fresh grated ginger (2 tsp ginger powder)
- In a medium pot, add water, milk, tea and the grated ginger. Cover and bring to a boil on medium heat.
- Once it starts boiling, Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for another 5 minutes once it starts boiling. The mixture might spill over at this point, so check regularly.
- Strain the tea into a kettle or flask.
- Pour into your favorite tea mug and sugar to your taste.
- Enjoy with some mandazi or chapati.
- Feel free to adjust the ratio of milk to water depending on how creamy you like your tea.
- Substituted the milk with almond milk or any other animal-free milk for a vegan version.
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