“Do not judge a book by its cover” they say, but when it comes to chai… one look at its colour and you know it is not your cup of tea. Continue Reading
From the morning sip to the midnight sleeplessness, I have always been assisted by this unique concoction called ‘tea’. A concoction of simple delight, and far less poisonous than coffee, or any other beverages we might opt for in a day. The morning tea for me has always been a combination of aroma, light liquor with a dash of lemon. While working throughout the day, I opt for the perfect masala tea blend. Now, what exactly is a ‘masala tea’?
A quintessential Indian cup of ‘tea’ is a spicy milk tea brew called the masala chai.
According to folklore, masala chai’s history began thousands of years ago in an ancient royal court, some 9000 years ago. Some say the court was located in what is now India and was created as a cleansing, vivifying Ayurvedic beverage. Continue Reading
Its been raining in Kolkata since yesterday, and while I was stuck at a friends place, unable to leave because of the rain all I craved for was a cup of chai and some cookies to go with it. But you know what is better than that? A combination of the two. Chai spiced cookies, here is a recipe that I will be trying over the weekend. Continue Reading
We love tea, whenever and whichever way it is served. Be it on roadside stalls on an early morning before rushing to the office or to take a break from work hours, a cup of tea helps us cope with things we’d normally be tearing our hair over. From dusk to dawn tea has had with great zest in homes, offices and roadside tea shops. Read more about The Journey of India’s favourite beverage. Continue Reading