I feel like the season of enjoying tea is back for me… For a few months, I preferred to have a cuppa tea only in morning time with hubby, but then after I wasn’t refraining myself from having it twice (or sometimes thrice) in a day… Last week, I switched to a vacation mode when I had to start my morning with a tea-bag or soluble coffee or any other machine-made ones which were awful totally :( But finally, we’re back to home after a week… Got to have my cup of Adrakwali Chai (Ginger Tea) this morning and felt like there’s no better place than our couch to have this divine hot drink :)
I recalled a fine evening… 2-3 weeks back, after having a scrumptious dinner at friends’, a lovely lady- AT offered a cuppa tea to everyone… n I didn’t say no!!! May be, ‘coz everyone was switched into chit-chat mode :) And she was loaded with a list of flavors: Peppermint, Lemon-Ginger, Ginger with a hint of honey, Green Tea… Obvious choice for me, any chai that comes with ginger :P
I always count my friends with whom I had ‘Chai ki Chuski‘ :) And missing them while having tea in-house or outside, but I’m quite content that I’ve a big-time chai lover to accompany me every time :P
There are many situations When ‘a cuppa tea’ comes to be my necessity:
- When I wake up in morning
- When I have severe headache
- When I need a break from my random tv-shows
- When I feel freezing outside
- When I find lots of pending work
- When I come up with a blank mind
- When I see/smell a plate full of bhajiyas ;)
- When I start chattering wit my cousins, sittin on a swing till late nights
- When I think of reading even for a while
- When I visit Shrinathji (I’m just loving that early morning wali pudina chai)
- Even if I ignore all these reasons, do we really need to have a reason for chai??!!!
¾ cup Water
1¼ cup Milk
1″ piece of ginger, freshly grated
1 tsp Chai ki Patti (I use Wagh-Bakri)
2 tsp Sugar
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Take water, ginger, chai ki patti and sugar in a thick-bottomed pan and bring it to boil on lowest flame.
- Turn the heat to medium and add milk.
- Let it come to boil, then turn the heat to lowest and bring it to boil another time.
- Strain in a cup and serve hot!
Lets do one thing… I want all you tea-lovers to add your memories (Coffee-lovers are welcome too)… :)