Masala Chai and a Teapan!

A week ago I was contacted by a company called GITADINI.

Gitadini is a unique store that specializes in affordable Modern Home Accessories and Products that are very stylish and Indian Inspired.The owners are personally involved with each and every product right from concept,design to testing and production and you won’t find their products anywhere else!

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They wanted me to review their 2 Quart Straining Saucepan/Teapan.For an avid tea drinker like me,reviewing this Teapan seemed like the perfect thing to do and the moment it arrived, I couldn’t wait to make my next cup of tea :) Its made of Stainless Steel that is non reactive and boils efficiently with a capsulated bottom to evenly distribute heat.The built-in strainer strains tea leaves,tea bags,sauces,vegetables,pasta without needing a separate colander or strainer.Its perfect for boiling water,heating milk or tea,cooking pasta or vegetables,melting butter or chocolate and blending and straining sauces.

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Being an Indian, a nice warm cup of Masala Chai first thing in the morning especially in these winter months is almost a necessity!!I started by pouring some water along with some spices into this pan.The first thing you notice is the long comfortable grip handle that makes lifting or pouring so much easier.Once my tea was ready,I was amazed that after using a separate strainer for so many years,this seemed so easy to strain!The strainer worked perfectly keeping away my tea bags and the spices.The other great feature are the pouring sprouts on both sides that make pouring totally mess and spill free!I didn’t have to reach out to my kitchen towel to wipe off any mess.Cleaning is hassle free, since its also dishwasher safe!

You have to keep in mind though that the strainer is not meant for loose tea or small particles.I can see myself using this every day :)I also received their gorgeous  Yin Yang Storage Bin Set for reviewing this Teapan. Thank you so much Gitadini for sending me your beautiful products!!

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My Masala Chai is extremely easy to make.In India I used to wake up to the fragrance of sweet cinnamon and ginger every morning that went in our Chai!The spices along with the ginger is brought to a boil and slowly simmered for some time, so that the flavors develop before you add the tea.Once the tea is added let it boil for a few more minutes, until you see the desired color that you prefer.Once ready just strain and enjoy!I prefer Yellow Label Tea due to its mild flavor and subtle taste.I get mine from my Indian Grocer.You could use any brand that you prefer.

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Masala Chai and a Product Review!

Recipe Type: Beverage,Drink
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Soni Sinha
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 7 mins
Total time: 12 mins
Serves: 2
Delicious Masala Chai Tea to warm you up with aromatic spices and ginger!
Ingredients
  • Water-1 cup
  • Milk 2%-1 cup
  • Fresh Ginger-1/2 inch (peeled and roughly crushed)
  • Cinnamon-1/2 inch
  • Green Cardamom Pods-3
  • Lipton Yellow Label Tea Bags-2
  • Sweetener or Sugar (if preferred).
Instructions
  1. Pour the water along with ginger,cardamom and cinnamon stick in a Teapan.
  2. Let it boil for about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add milk and tea bags and let it boil for another 2 minutes or until you see the desired color of your tea.
  4. Turn off the heat.Strain the Tea into cups.
  5. Add sweetener/sugar if required.I prefer mine without any.
  6. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. What a very cool tea pot! However, I do use loose tea every morning, so I guess it doesn’t work with tea leaves. I do see how it could work with other things. What a great chai to wake up to! I love chai and have one every afternoon. I love different chais, so thanks so much for your recipe! I look forward to making it!
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  2. Being an Indian I love my tea with spices like fresh ginger.
    .. Love the color of your tea, so welcoming!
    And the pan you reviewed looks good for Indian cooking as you said they are nonreactive. Do they come in larger size?
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  3. looks so delicious Soni, i adore chai! i’ll have to make some tonight!
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  4. This chai sounds simply fantastic my friend :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  5. Soni, your chai sounds so wonderful! I’d love a big steaming mug of it on these cold, rainy winter days. I can make this without a tea pan, in a normal saucepan, right?

  6. Hi Soni,

    thank you so much for the wonderful review of our teapan. We are really happy to hear that you find it useful. The Chai recipe looks great, a real pick-me-up in the morning.

    Christina/GitaDini

  7. What a great tea pan! And you picked the perfect tea to use it ;) Mmmm chai is such a necessity!!
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