One thing that a European wouldn’t consider doing with tea is to cook it. It’s too much fuss when one can use bagged tea or strainers. But how much we’re actually missing!
I caught cold last weekend. We all know how it feels to be walking around with a running nose, sore throat and dry cough. And before it gets worse so a doctor could prescribe you some medicine, there’s not much you can do about it. But I was lucky that my mom shared with me a list of tea recipes against cold symptoms. I couldn’t resist giving it a try.
For a cup of Indian spiced milk tea you’ll need:
150 ml hot water
100 ml milk
Tea (I used Japan Sencha green tea)
Fresh or minced ginger
Pinch of chili, curcuma and cinnamon
Bring everything to boil and then pour 100 ml of milk. Remove the pot when milk starts bubbling over. Pour through filter to remove spices and tea leaves. Add sugar if needed. You can also add a slice of lemon, but only when the tea is ready. Otherwise if you put it to boil with other ingredients, it will ‘curdle’ your milk…
It’s strong, but with an amazing aftertaste and a dash of milk. If you ‘google’, you’ll find more variations of this Indian tea recipe. So spice up your life!