Iced Masala Tea

Too much work to finish… I’m very much excited to celebrate 4 years of blogging this month and also for tomorrow as it’s going to be my 500th post! Having 2 cake orders this week… Can’t wait to bake and frost them!

But today, felt like I was lost in word “Nothing”. Blank mind. Couldn’t think of anything. Wasn’t willing to cook or bake much. Simple food for the day. And so I was sitting quite blankly, staring this screen and drafting this post. May be, I should have switched on TV and watched a good movie. May be, I should have turned on some good tracks from my playlists. May be, I should have finished writing an article for this month’s publication! Huh… tons of options I had!!!

And when I was not-in-a-great-mood, I came across a few lines:

“Decide to be happy today, to live with what is yours… Your family, your job, your luck. If you can’t have what you like, may be you can like what you have. Just for today, be kind, cheerful, agreeable, responsive, caring and understanding. Be your best, dress your best and talk softly….
Who knows,it might turn out to be a nice day!!!”

And it has brought a big smile on my face… Made some ‘Masala Iced Tea’ and mind is back on track from a vacationing-mode!!! Won’t bug you much today… :P

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Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups water
2″ cinnamon stick
2 tsp Ginger, grated
2 Puro Green-TeaBags
2 tbsp White Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
3-4 Cloves
1/2 to 3/4 cup Full Cream Milk
A pinch of Cinnamon Powder
Ice cubes

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STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. In a tea-pot, take water, cinnamon stick, ginger, tea bags, cloves and white sugar. Stir well and bring it to boil.
  2. Allow it to rest for half hour to get the flavors infused.
  3. Squeeze the tea-bags and take them out. Strain spiced water to 2 mugs/glasses.
  4. Add milk and ice cubes as per your preference.
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon powder and serve chilled!

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SJ’s NOTE:

You can completely eliminate adding milk if you’re a black tea lover :)

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