A cuppa tea…
It was 1:30 am n all 4 of us were full-to involved in playing cards! Oops… forgot to tell you that oldie-goldie school buddy was @ home with her small family :) Had a scrumptious dinner n the game started @ 11… 1 hour… 2 hours… n game was still on!!! Keeping my eyes on cheaters, I started craving for a cuppa tea… n I was sure of them to join me in a quick tea-session! I got up from the couch and made 4 cups of adrakwali chai… n while sipping on, we kept the cards aside n started conversing on random topics :P
I sometimes wonder, what’s so special about this cuppa tea… Mostly, I mix water, milk, tea leaves, sugar n ginger… !!! Is there any magic ingredient tat always makes me switch myself to a different mood??!!!
It’s not always about craving or urging for it… If I was alone, wanted to think over certain things, to give myself some space… INTROSPECTION, I better say!!! It used to work… But for a long time now, I never feel like having it alone! :( Those countless cuppa tea I had wit so many buddies… while studying late night with school-friends, discussing projects with college-friends, working on desk with colleagues, while gossiping wit mum or mami n many more to list out!
Every time cup of tea wasn’t the best, but feeling it brought surely was…
My 1st Cup of masala chai wit KG (my hubby), when we both were almost silent and just sipped on, tracing each other’s thought by own… Cup of tea that I shared with my lovely cousins, even though it was too milky n soft in taste… or pudina wali chai at Shrinathji are just never forgettable. Tea-party with Family last year, which was special in all way, as it gave me a chance to serve tea that I made!
I like ginger tea, sometimes green tea, lemon tea works too… chai latte or masala chai works @ d best… never like elaichi tea!!! Does it matter? All what matters is non-stop chattering n a chai-partner while enjoying each sip…..
The countless cups of tea, which I now cherish… Want those days back…
Yes… emotions mixed up in today’s cup n made me nostalgic… Missing u all buddies!
N looking forward to have a cuppa tea wit all friends with whom I never had one :)
Makes: 2 servings
1/2 cup Water
1 1/2 cup Milk
2 tbsp Full Cream
1 tsp Tea leaves
3 tsp Sugar
¼ tsp Cinnamon Powder
MY WAY OF MAKING IT:
– Mix water, tea and sugar in a vessel.
– Bring them to boil on low flame.
– Add milk, full cream and cinnamon powder into it.
– Again bring it to boil and strain them into mugs.
– Top with whipped cream and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon powder!