I like tea. I think that’s an understatement, I love tea. I can have it at any point of the day, even in a shower. The easiest way to keep me by your side is to make a cup of tea for me. I have never actually tasted a bad brew. According to me, it’s an art to make perfect tea and it is equally artistic to create a bad one.
Recently, I was feeling lazy so I asked my boyfriend to make a cup of tea. At first, he was hesitant and said that he did not know how to make tea; however, after making a puppy face ( which I am really good at, believe me! ) and giving him a few instructions, like how much water to put in and other basic ingredients, he agreed. What I think would have been like half an hour, he came back with a decorated tray containing tea, roasted capsicum, asparagus and sweet potato (from last night) and rosemary garlic bread. I must say that I was impressed by his effort but what mesmerized me was tea. It was nowhere close to what would have been a by-product of my instructions. At that moment he revealed that he already knew how to make tea and was denying just to get out of the work.
I am posting the recipe of the tea that he makes. It was highly soothing and felt good to my palette.
Ingredients for 1 and 1/2 cup:-
Water- 1 and 1/4 cup
Tea leaves/Ground Tea- 1 tsp ( or more depending on how strong you want )
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch of a stick
Ginger - 1/2 inch grated
Star anise - 1/4 of a whole
Cardamom - 1 slightly crushed
Nutmeg - a pinch
Half n Half- 1/4th of cup
Whipped cream-1/4th of cup
- Take a pan and add water, cinnamon, ginger, star anise, cardamom, nutmeg, tea leaves.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Add half and half, whipped cream and sugar.
- Bring to boil twice and then it’s ready to drink.
Don't burn your tongue!!
Now i am off to make some tea.
So, see yah later !!!