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My Cup of Tea

24 April, 2009

I figured that my blog needs a kickstart from the almost year long break. And what better way to end a seista, than with a cup of tea!

So I am dedicating this post to Tea. Given below is the recipe for making tea (All other recipes are wrong).
Recipe for the perfect Indian Tea

(serves 2 usually…  the limit of tea tends to zero as friends tend to infinity)


Water, Milk, Dried Black/Red Tea Leaves(I prefer ‘Brooke Bond’), Ginger and Sugar

Heat one and 1/3rd cups full of water (no more, no less). As soon as the water looks like it is going to boil, smash about an inch long piece of ginger and add it immediately to the water with two teaspoons of sugar. In exactly one minute, add about 2/3rds of a cup of milk (In case the milk is cold, you may need to heat it separately before adding it in… microwave it for 40 seconds or heat it for 5 minutes). As soon as the mixture starts to boil, add one heaped teaspoon of tea. Bring the mixture to a boil without spilling it, and then stir it once and simmer it for a minute. Strain the tea in two cups using a strainer. Drink it while it is hot in teaspoon sized sips with puckered lips while talking about politics, philosphy, arts, science, math, sports, or any other topic of your choice. Repeat at least twice daily for good mental health.

There are two additions one must make to the tea in the summer and in the rainy season. In the summer, one must add 1/5th of a teaspoon of powdered cardamom seeds along with the ginger to the tea every other day. In the rainy season, about ten lemon grass leaves folded and wound together in a tight bundle, must be added to the tea every day. Tea may be consumed only by individuals 10 years and older.

From → food and drink

One Comment
  1. Kathryn permalink

    More tea, please! Nice blog.

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