Love in a cup.
Hi! Did you think I forgot about you? Of course not! I know... I need to post more, but life and work caught up. But, I am here now and would love to share a cup of tea with you! What is that one thing you crave every morning? One thing without which you can't function? The older I am getting, the more dependent I become on my caffeine fix! I had never thought that it would happen to me. And yet... here I am.
My love for tea - milk tea to be precise - knows no bounds. My pot has started to show scars of being overworked. I grew up on my parents' home-cooked milk tea, Doodh-Cha, and it was a must-have every morning after breakfast and once every evening after snacks. I didn’t realize I was dependent on it until later in my adult life. In fact, there was a time I used to wonder why people would say they can’t function without coffee every morning, because I can - just not without my tea. Now you might wonder, what’s in this tea that’s so special.
Nothing out of the ordinary really, but it does have its own recipe - the slightest change of which makes a noticeable difference, especially to a regular drinker like myself. Without further ado, I present to you my love potion.
Serving Size: 2 people
I always start with the milk. One cup of milk mixed in with one cup of water.
Regardless of serving size, always add one extra cup of water to allow for evaporation.
Now that everything is in the tea pot. Turn on the stove and set the heat to medium low. Let it cook for seven to eight mins until it comes to a boil.
As it begins to boil over, bring it down to simmer for another five minutes.
Add in one tablespoon of tea leaves and four teaspoons of sugar (I like extra sugar so adjust to your preference). Stir the mixture. Let it boil for 7-8 mins.
Using a strainer, pour the tea in your favorite cup.
While the tea is cooling down, take a moment to breathe in the aroma of your freshly brewed tea. Enjoy!
So now you know what my morning routine entails. Care to share with me your morning routine? I would love to hear all about it!
Thank you so much for reading. I have some exciting news coming up and I can not wait to share it with you soon! Until then, stay toasty!
Photography: Michelle Whitley
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