International Tea Day: Easy Recipes Of Tea-Based Drinks To Make You The Kitchen Star

Love trying out innovative dishes from popular cookery show Rannaghar? We have got some interesting mocktails you can make using the humble cha.

What’s the first thing you expect to get when you enter a Bengali household? Some good Darjeeling tea with Bangali’s favourite Marie biscuits. Chai pe charcha may be new for the rest of India, but we Bengalis have believed in the cha-er cup e toofan for the longest time possible. So as you gear up for the festive season and cook up a storm in the kitchen with some of the most innovative dishes that you learn watching Bengali cooking show Rannaghar, we’ve got chefs to rustle up some easy-to-prepare tea-based mocktails for you. Serve these to your guests and be the kitchen expert this International Tea Day.

Iced-Peach-Mint-Green-Tea
Iced Peach Mint Green Tea

Iced Peach Mint Green Tea

Ingredients:

3 cups cold water

5 green Moroccan mint tea bags

112 ounce canned peach nectar

½ cup fresh mint leaves, slightly crushed

3 tbsp sugar

Ice cubes

Method:

Bring water to boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat; add green tea bags. Keep it covered for five minutes. Remove and discard the bags. Stir the peach nectar, mint and sugar. Cover and chill for 2 to 4 hours. Strain the tea mixture. Serve with ice cubes.

Recipe courtesy: Typhoo

Carrot-Mango-Green-Tea-smoothie
Carrot-Mango Green Tea Smoothie

Carrot-Mango Green Tea Smoothie

Ingredients:

3 cups of water

1 cup carrots, sliced or packaged peeled baby carrots

1 inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced

4 pure green tea bags

2 cups frozen mango chunks

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp chia seeds

Method:

In a small saucepan, bring water to boil. Add carrots; cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until very tender. Add ginger slices for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover and keep for four minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing out all the tea. Remove ginger slices. Put the pan on a hot pad in the Refrigerator for 10 minutes. Transfer the carrot mixture to a blender. Add mango, honey, and chia seeds. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Recipe courtesy: Typhoo

Blood-Orange-Mocktail
Blood Orange Mocktail

Blood Orange Mocktail

Ingredients:

1 cup blood orange tea, brewed and cooled

½ orange, freshly squeezed

2-3 slices of orange for garnish

1 sprig thyme

Ice

Method:

Add the juice from half an orange into a jug. Add the brewed blood orange tea. Sweeten as per taste. Pour the mixture over a glass filled with ice and garnish with slices of orange and sprig of thyme.

Recipe courtesy: The Hillcart Tales

Iced-Jasmine-Tea-Lemonade
Iced Jasmine Tea Lemonade

Iced Jasmine Tea Lemonade

Ingredients:

1 cup jasmine pearl tea, brewed and cooled

¼ cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)

1 tbsp sugar

Ice

Lemon peel for garnish

Method:

Add the brewed jasmine pearl tea, freshly squeezed lemon juice and granulated sugar into a jug and mix. Fill a glass with ice and pour the jasmine tea lemonade into the glass. Garnish with lemon peel and serve.

Recipe courtesy: The Hillcart Tales

For more interesting recipes, keep watching Rannaghar on ZEE5.

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