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Chai

Chai preparation picture.

INGREDIENTS

-500 ml (2 cups) water

-500 ml (2 cups) milk 3.25% or soya milk.

-4 tsp. chai Camellia spice/tea mix, or another

-4 tsp. teaspoon raw sugar

PREPARATION

  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the chai mixture to the boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Add milk and sugar and bring to a boil.

  3. Remove from heat, cover and let steep 5 minutes. Add sugar if necessary.

  4. Filter to remove leaves and spices.

Note: If you use sweetened soy milk, reduce the quantity of sugar to 2 tsp, to taste.

Choose a full bodied Assam tea if you make your own blend of spices.

For a more milky chai, put 750 ml (3 cups) milk 250 ml (1 cup) of water.

Makes 1 liter (4 cups)

Homemade iced tea

Iced tea preparation picture.

ALL teas can be infused cold. It makes a great way to use up a reserve of old teas.

PREPARATION

  1. Use 4 teaspoons of your choice of tea.

  2. Pour a litre of Cold Water on to the leaves

  3. Add some flavour(orange, lime, spice, herbs etc.)

  4. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar

  5. Leave to infuse for at least 6 hours or leave mixture in the fridge overnight.

Makes 1 liter (4 cups)

DELICIOUS SUGGESTIONS

-Green Tea, mint and lime.

-Black Tea, orange and spice (cardamom, ginger, cinnamon etc)

-Wulong Tea, rose-petals, basil.

 

Different teas can be mixed in the same infusion. Let your imagination go wild!

Mint tea

Mint tea preparation photo

INGREDIENTS

-1 ½ tsp Chinese organic green Gunpowder Tea

-1 ½ tsp sugar

-1 large handful mint

-300 ml ( 1 ¼ cup) water

PREPARATION

  1. Warm the teapot.

  2. Put the mint into the pot and add sugar.

  3. Put the tea into a filter and rinse with boiling water. Place the filter in the teapot and add boiling water.

  4. Let steep 3 minutes (4 minutes if you want a more full-bodied tea) and remove the filter.

Note: For variety, you can put tea leaves directly into the teapot without using the filter. In this way, the tea will become stronger.

gives 300 ml (1 ¼ cup)

Matcha
Shake

Photo du Matcha glacé.

INGREDIENTS

-750ml Cold, unsweetened soya milk

-250ml Cold water (or a mix of ice cubes and water)

-3 tsp Matcha Sora

-4 tsp Raw sugar (or 2 tsp for sweetened soya milk)

PREPARATION

  1. Put all ingredients into an electric blender

  2. Blend until Matcha has completely dissolved

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 1 litre (4 cups)

 

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