Ifyou want to learn how to make Nepali Milk Tea with spices and sugar, keep reading. Milk tea is one of the most popular beverages in Nepal. Mixed with milk, sugar and spices, this Nepali milk tea is an accompaniment in your daily activities, get-togethers with friends and family and work meetings.
Nepali Tea Traditions
Nepalis have a long tradition in tea drinking. Before you even enter a home in Nepal, a steaming hot cup of tea is already served and waiting for you. This is the way Nepalis express their hospitality and welcome guests warmly in their homes. Paired with sweet and savory snacks, this sweet, milky tea is a small luxury that will please your heart and your senses.
As I have coffee drinker, my relationship with tea is not always the greatest. When I travel to tea countries, I worry if I can get coffee as often as I want it. The results are not the best and when there is availability, the quality is questionable. And forget the “grab a cup of coffee” on the way. This is not the case.
In Nepal though, the combination of spices, sweetness and milk, made this cup of tea a welcoming change in my habits. It was also interesting to witness making it: on the floor, on a small wood fire. A grounding experience.
How to make Nepali Milk Tea with spices and sugar
The recipe is easy to make. Just get some black tea leaves or tea bags, steep them in boiling water and add the spices, sugar and milk for a few minutes. You can skip the milk or add more spices like black pepper or ginger.
There are plenty of tea shops to get your daily fix all over Nepal. In addition, there are various shops where you can buy tea and bring back home. The Pure Nepal Home Made Spices and Tea Center is one of the most famous in Kathmandu.
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