Kenyan ginger tea is also known as Chai ya Tangawizi in Swahili is an herbal beverage. It consists of ginger, black tea, milk, 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.
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 antifungal 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 The dried 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.
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 Kenyan ginger tea recipe simpler, substitute the freshly grated ginger for dried ginger powder. The dried ginger powder is equally good so dig in. Substitute the milk with almond milk, coconut milk or even soy milk.
Kenyan ginger tea is also known as Chai ya Tangawizi in Swahili is an herbal beverage made from ginger root, black tea, milk, and sugar. The benefits of Ginger are so many from reducing inflammation in the body, strengthening the immune system, to helping with digestive disorders, acting as a painkiller and even ramping up the metabolism. It also improves blood circulation which in turn, promotes the overall health. Across the globe, people use ginger in the day-to-day diet because of these reasons.
- 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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