masala-chai

How to make: Masala chai (spiced tea)

Chai means tea in several South Asian languages. Masala (literally, a mixture of spices) chai means spiced tea although many people associate masala chai with spiced milk tea.The addition of milk is a British influence. … [Read more...]

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Lemongrass iced tea with wild honey

The lemongrass iced tea you see in the photo was made from fresh lemongrass stalks. The stalks were boiled, allowed to infuse and cooled. Then, I added honey, slices of lemon and orange, and ice.See, we stay away from … [Read more...]

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Have you ever drank a rose?

When I was in Kuala Lumpur last year, I visited a tea shop called Purple Cane in the Chinatown district. I bought several canisters of loose tea leaves and the small ones I gave away as gifts to friends last Christmas. One … [Read more...]

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Green tea with fresh tarragon and lemon

Add a new depth to your usual cup of green tea by infusing it with fresh herbs and fruits. No, not by using flavored tea in teabags -- don't you taste the paper? If you watch NCIS: Los Angeles, there was an episode when G. … [Read more...]