Craving For Paan Chai? Here Is A Recipe To Make It At Home
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Paan is a renowned digestive aid that has been consumed by people in India for aeons. Paan tea has a unique flavour because it combines the richness of milk tea with the fragrance of betel leaves. It flows down your throat, reminding you of the joy of discovering new tea flavours. Compared to the paan, it is healthier. This unusual flavour leaves a lingering aftertaste. No wonder paan tea has become a hit among chai lovers across the country. 

Many tea-based cafes have introduced this flavour on the menu, and it is one of the most high-performing teas. Because of its ingredients, it has a powerful and unforgettable taste. The digestive properties of paan leaves are most known for their ability to break down and simplify meal ingredients. Paan tea is highly cooling and therapeutic. It decreases body temperature and is hence highly recommended in the summer. Paan tea naturally freshens the mouth and breath. 

You can get ready-to-use pan flavour tea powders or blends which makes the pan flavour tea process easy. On the other hand, to get the maximum benefits and authentic taste, you can do it from a basic level. 

Paan Chai

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  • 1 fresh betel leaf 
  • 1 cup of drinking water
  • 2 teaspoon tea powder
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 green cardamom


  1. Make a fresh big, size betel nut leaf and chop it finely.
  2. Heat a cup of drinking water into a pot.
  3. Bring it to a boil and add the chopped betel leaf. 
  4. Add a teaspoon of your regular tea powder.
  5. Add 1 semi-crushed cardamom. This is optional. 
  6. Boil the concoction for 4-5 minutes on medium flame. 
  7. Pour the milk and blend in sugar as per your sweetness preference. 
  8. Boil until bubbles start to form and the foam rises up. It may take 3-4 minutes.
  9. Switch off the flame and, using a strainer, strain it in a cup

Enjoy with cookies and biscuits of your choice.