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Pudina Chai as it is called in India is light, aromatic and refreshing beverage

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Mint Tea Recipe – Pudina Chai as it is called in India is light, aromatic and refreshing beverage. My first experience of having Mint Tea was at a friend’s house. The Pudina Chai was made by her mother and it was too good.

This was the first time I had mint tea and it was so nice, I wanted more….. but I was too shy to ask. Now, most often I make mint tea at home and its easy for me to go for a second cup 🙂

Mint Tea has a lot of health benefits and if you google for it, you will get to read many links mentioning the health benefits of both Mint leaves and Mint Tea.

If you are interested in detoxifying your body then its ideal to plant mint, tulsi, lemon grass etc at your home. So that you can easily use these organic herbs in preparing your every day tea. Few more mint recipes on the blog are:

In india, many people use mint leaves and tulsi (holy basil) leaves into the tea preparation. However unlike mint leaves, the tulsi leaves are generally not boiled as it is considered holy in hinduism. You can also add chopped lemon grass pieces, crushed ginger and cardamom powder into the tea.

Serve the mint tea steaming hot plain or with some snacks like pakora, samosa, cutlet, sandwich, falafelshakkar pare, namak pare or with biscuits.

mint tea leaves for mint tea recipe

If you are looking for more similar recipes then do check Ginger Tea, Mango Iced Tea, Filter CoffeeMumbai Cutting Chai and Masala Tea Recipe.

Pudina ki Chai or Mint Tea Recipe Below:

Mint Tea Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time:1 min
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:11 mins
Pudina Chai as it is called in India is light, aromatic and refreshing beverage
Mint Tea Recipe, Pudina Chai Recipe
Course:beverages & drinks
Servings:2 cups


(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves (pudina patta)
  • 2 teaspoon tea leaves or 2 tea bags
  • 2.5 cups water
  • milk as required
  • sugar as per taste

HOW TO MAKE Mint Tea Recipe

  • Wash the mint leaves in water. In a tea pan or tea maker, add water. Add the mint leaves.
  • Boil the water for 3-4 minutes till the flavors and aroma of the mint starts infusing in the water. The water will start becoming green. Let the quantity of green color in the water increase.
  • Add the tea leaves. Add sugar. Now add milk and let the tea come to a boil. Your Pudina Chai is ready and you can serve it.
  • Serve the mint tea with light tea-time biscuits.
  • You could also have this mint tea after lunch or dinner as it aids in digestion.
  • If using tea bags, then put off the burner. In the hot water, dip the tea bags for 2-3 mins. Add sugar and hot milk. Stir and serve.
  • Adding Milk or not is entirely your option. If you add milk, it becomes Indian Chai. I have not mentioned the quantity of milk as some people prefer less milk and some prefer more milk in their tea. Ditto with sugar as the preference for more or less sugar varies with peoples' tastebuds.
  • I have had Mint tea both without milk and with milk and personally, I like both of them.
  • Use of honey, jaggery or any other sweetener is also possible. In India though, for the indian chai, generally sugar is used.
  • If you use milk, then you could use honey. I do not know how jaggery will taste with milk.
  • But if you are not using milk, then you could use jaggery. I have made tea and added jaggery and again I must say, I liked the jaggery sweetened tea without milk
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11 comments/reviews

  1. Thanks for the Mint chai tips. I rarely enter kitchen(addicted to wifey prepared tea) today my stint in making tea lasted 20 minutes and guess what, I absolutely nailed it! 🙂 Thanks and I hope to graduate beyond tea!

    • Welcome Raghav. Nice to know this. Do try some more easy recipes.


  3. Thankyou so much for making such a website… Your al reciepes are too good. Thankyou again for sharing with all of us. Crockery used is really nice.

    • welcome priyanka. thanks for sharing this positive feedback on recipes.

  4. Good evening Dassana,

    After a whole day hectic work just have Mint chai n beleive me feeling very refreshing.

    I think I m ready. Now fir another bunch of work.

    Thanks alot for increasing my interest in cooking. i m rally addictive ur blog. Every day just planning which dish should I try tomorrow.

    God bless U n thanks once again.


    • welcome sujata and thanks for your blessings. keep visiting.

  5. Hi! Did you try with Lime/ Lemon/ Nimbu in Mint tea? How does it taste?

    • i have not tried this combination as i do not like lemon tea…

  6. Do we really have to add tea leaves??

    I like without milk.
    I had it in manali and it was way too awesome…
    I don’t think tea leaves were added. it was green..light green..

    Thanks 🙂

    • it depends on your taste. i prefer tea with mint leaves and milk. hence this recipe. also adding milk or no milk again depends on you.

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