It not raining outside. Its not tea time yet . It's not that I am addicted to tea. It's not that I have guest who drinks tea. But an imperfect day always makes me crave for aperfect cup of Tea.
School lunch, Dr appointment, Soccer practice, Trip to library for story time, Microwave not working, loose connection in the fan,job interview, cranky kid and a sick husband . This is the essence of my not so beautiful day.
It is days like this that make me crave for chai ,that too with ginger in it. I was all set to unwind and went to kitchen to make tea to lift me up.
I feel that there is no right way to make it. You make it the way you want as long as tea and water is there .
Just as I finished making tea, found a corner to sit and read a book without anyone troubling me(kids are out with dad getting mail), I hear my two year old ask me 'Entha athu?'(What are you having?).I reply "Tea". "Hooray, lets have a tea party. A princess one " and she runs to get her tea set.
As per Manish Chhatralia,spices that are generally added
A. 1 one 1.5 inch cinnamon stick.
B. 3-4 cardamoms (with shell).
C. 2-3 peppercorns.
D. 2-3 cloves
E. 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
Note: No filter was used to take the photo, not even any softwares to alter it. It is just that I accidently covered the flash and it is my bloods color diffusing in picture. Talk about putting flesh and blood into the blog.