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|Cup of Tea?|
|05/07/05 at 11:50:25|
How do u make yours?
I rarely drink it but when I do, its just to dunk my biscuits into. Simply using a teabag, water, sugar and milk.
But when i make it the asian way for family, i don't think it taste nice...must be the way I do it. So what do you add to your tea to get a better flavour?
|05/07/05 at 12:18:32|
Put water in cup, add tea bag, then microwave it, then remove teabag, finally add milk and sugar. Thats all folks.
I like it just like that. No additional additives. I hate mint and vanilla in it. My brothers a vanilla freak though. And my mom sometimes puts mint in hers.
We all use the microwave to make tea. We never use a pot either. Only used to make it in a pot in Sri Lanka. They used to put it in a big flask (thermos) then. They sure were tea-a-holics. I drink mostly coffee nowadays though. Nowadays I just drink tea right after I wake up so I can be fully awake to go for fajr. Cures my early morning sore throat too :P
|05/07/05 at 12:19:46|
|Tea- chai :)|
|05/07/05 at 12:30:14|
What I do(and most of my Pakistani friends do too) is that boil the water in kettle/teapot(if you dont have a kettle then any non stick pot will do), when it boils, put teabag(since me and my husband both like strong tea, I put three tea bags in two cup water), turn the flame to simmer for maybe 1 minute or so. Then add milk and sugar.
PS: O yes we use evaporated milk for tea :)
|05/07/05 at 12:52:17|
I try to stay away from tea coz it's addictive, but anyways:
Somali people make the bessssstttttt tea. I don't know man...it's like magic, although they add too much sugar.
Personally, I like my tea strong...less milk, half teaspoon of sugar. Or I like my tea light...no milk, half a teaspoon of sugar. (just dip in and then dip out)
Kashmiri tea is mad good too. So is Jasmine.
omg, I think you're talking about my favorite subject here...I could go on forever.
Yes, I'ma Karachiite: Normal blood is 1 part blood 3 parts water. We're 1 part blood 3 parts chai.
I'm going to stop there...I'm too hyper to be online.
|05/07/05 at 14:05:38|
I don't normally drink tea, and probably don't even hold the cup properly, i.e. with the pinky finger dangling in the air. TQ's description is the kind of tea that I've had. I've also had pink tea (Kashmiri style, like JO described). But lately I have been trying green tea, because it is an antioxidant and very good at removing toxins from the body. I'm trying to have it a few times a week.
|05/07/05 at 14:10:52|
mmmm tea... im gonna go make some ;)
i never drank tea cause i was afraid i would turn into those aunties and uncles who run to the mosque kitchen desperately looking for tea after every mosque dinner... ;D
but then i met some british friends and that was it!!! the nice thing is that when we're all just sitting around or just come in or whatever, someone will say 'who wants tea?' and then they'll go make it for everyone.. and everyone sits around and has a great time drinking tea and chatting and stuff!! it was so nice... like we never do that in the US
my favorite is vanilla chai bigelow tea... and i usually add whole milk or 2% and splenda or honey...
|afghani style tea...|
|05/07/05 at 20:58:46|
In my household not having a thermos full of tea is a very serious matter. We drink tea pretty much thru out the day.
Boil water in a tea kettle. Add about 2 tablespoons of green tea seeds and 2 cardamom in empty tea pot. Transfer water over to tea pot (extra caution needed here). Let sit for a few minutes until color sets in. There you have it. Pretty bland compared to desi and turkish standards but especially good with dessert or anything sweet.
|05/07/05 at 21:22:18|
|05/07/05 at 21:56:18|
for a rushed morning: its simply a tea bag dunked into some boiling hot water a teaspoon of sugar, and some fat free evaporated milk...mix it up good ..squeeze out the tea juices from the bag and enjoy.
for a rushed evening: green tea or green tea with jasmine is nice..a heaping teaspoon of honey ..mix it up and yummy yummy. then a cookie on the side:)
otherwise, i've seen people throw some tea leaves in a kettle with water and let it simmer for a bit like that. some add cloves to their tea etc.. when done just add milk!
and yes in the US there are places to go just for tea. in nyc for example there are several tea spots..one of my favorites is Alices' tea cup. there are over 100 varieties of tea to try..africa to shri lanka, to kashmir..to wherever else you can think of. a pot of tea there with two yummy fresh baked scones and that makes for a nice after work evening.
anyhow, my teeth are getting yellow so i'm considering laying off the tea for a bit!! perhaps just one cup a day..followed by a thorough brushing :P
|05/09/05 at 08:52:32|
im addicted to tea aswelll, but dont touch coffee (its bad 4 u)
green tea is good, however, cant stand the taste...
i use a teapot which has a little dispenser thingy in the middle, and u put the tea leaves in the dispenser thingy and pout water through the dispenser
the water fills up around the dispenser (the tea 'pot') and allow it to sit for 1 minute.
put milk into the cup 1st (thats the trick) then add the tea
i also make the paki chai sometimes...with the cardommom seeds
also, theyve produced these flavoured teas, such as cookies n cream, or caramel
turkish, indian n normal tea much better though
ohh...ice tea w peach flavouring...YUM
|05/09/05 at 15:27:36|
Maybe the  shud be replace with a cup of tea ::)
I didn't realise there were os many types/ways of making tea :D
JO: How do the Somalis make their tea? and how about Kashmiri tea? is this the same as the pink tea, which they call green tea? (I had some at a wedding years ago and to this day I'm confused)
I shouldn't be asking really as I'm trying to drink more water instead. Someone told me warm water and lemon is good for you first thing in the morning - acts as a detoxifier
|05/09/05 at 18:14:33|
No one's addicted to Moroccan mint tea? I think I'm becoming an addict. Or at least I really like it with breakfast, every day. There are easy ways and hard ways to make it. I do it the easy way of course, stuff a big handfull of fresh mint leaves, a few lumps of sugar and about a TBS of green tea (gunpowder, which is not powder but actual leaves) and pour boiling water over the whole thing. The secret, one of them anyway, is not to leave any mint leave sticking up over the water otherwise they scorch or wilt and ruin the flavor.
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