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Indian Strong Tea – Karak Chai

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The other day I went out with friends, we walked around the mall, bought few things, I mean everything! I love shopping it heals 🙂 … We sat in a coffee shop, but while there, the smell of cinnamon hit me. I was sipping coffee and craving Indian tea. Did this ever happen to you?! Maybe I should have some
Indian Strong Tea.

I reached home, put all the goodies I bought in my room, checked my mail, and went to the kitchen. It was evening and  tea will keep me awake but I could not help but have my aromatic Indian tea. Oh, how I miss being in India 🙁

Making tea is not difficult, but you need to get the right ingredients. Not every black tea is a good tea, some brands can actually make you hate drinking tea.

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Making Indian Strong Tea.

Good black tea will not have a bitter smell from the first boil. If you bought a good tea, it will smell sweet and when added to boiling water the aroma will fill the air.

I’m making a strong tea, but not compromising the taste. Please follow the method and read the notes to get the perfect Indian Strong Tea.

Indian tea is made with fresh milk, but I’m using evaporated milk since many got used to it in tea than fresh milk and I like it more with evaporated milk 🙂


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As for my recipe, here you go!





  1. I am not used to having tea with milk…always plain. Now I am tempted to give it a try again!

  2. I met one Indian man , he is expert in making karak chai…
    he told me these steps, it is the same mentioned above but with some different.
    1) put cardamom with water and let it boiled for 5 minutes.
    2) add Indian black tea then boil again for more 2 minutes.
    3) add the clove and ginger and let it boil for more 2 minute.
    4) stop boiling, then add evaporated milk and wait for 2 minute, then let it to start boiling again for 5 minute.

    you will have a strong delicious taste.

    • Arinacooking

      I’d love to give it a try and see how different it is in taste, although it sounds delicious already 🙂 … Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for this recipe ^-^

  4. Okay this great, not so spicy, i make it way spicy, but I like your version, i guess evaporated milk will taste better! need to buy some!

    • Arinacooking

      I use whole regular milk most of the time, and yes I can make mine very spicy too especially when it’s raining outside 🙂

  5. Just found your site. Yum! Your Karak Chai is wonderful. Had friends from the Punjab who taught me some wonderful recipes from India, adding your tea & other goodies I find here on your site to my recipe file! Thank you & blessing always 😺

    • Arinacooking

      Hi Mare, Thank you so much for your comment 🙂 I’m glad that you and your guests enjoyed my recipes!