Winter Wonder – Making Indian Tea with Kom Achall

We are delighted to be sharing another film as part of our Winter Wonder series, this time we are joined by local artist, photographer and curator Kom Achall. In the film Kom demonstrates how to make Indian tea and explains the health benefits of the wonderful ingredients of the tea. Also known as masala tea, amongst other names, this tea is as healthy as it is warming and delicious, perfect for the Winter months, and we can’t wait to share this recipe film with you today.

Kom begins with a trip for ingredients, talks through the benefits of ingredients, such as fennel and cardamom, and then begins the making process on the hob using a pan of water as the base. To the water, she adds all her dry ingredients and allows the pan to come to a boil for 10 minutes. The pan is then left to simmer, whilst the ingredients meld. It already sounds delicious to us! To this mixture, Kom then adds tea bags and allows to simmer once again before adding sugar, dependant on taste, and a cup of milk. Now all that’s left to do is allow it to boil then to pop the teabags out and strain the creamy tea to remove the spices. And there you have it Kom’s Indian Tea!

Watch the film – ‘Winter Wonder: Making Indian Tea with Kom Achall‘ – here.

Inspired by this wonderful film, we are delighted that Kuli Kohli, Parveen Brigue and Serina Achall have produced some exclusive poetry for the project. This will be premiered at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival as part of the Boundary Way slot of the Writer’s Hub Event and then shared afterwards by the project, so watch this space!


Book your place for the Boundary Way Project Writer’s Hub Event here.

Winter Wonder is a series of online learning activities and films exploring nature connection, creativity and wellbeing through the cold months. Made possible with funding from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

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