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Tea (for 4 persons)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoon tea-leaves
  • Milk & sugar as required

Preparation:

  1. Boil the water.
  2. Wash the tea-pot with some hot water.
  3. Place tea-leaves in a tea-pot and pour boiling water & place the lid.
  4. Soak the tea-leaves for 5 min.
  5. After that strain the tea in a cup, add milk, sugar and stir it properly.
  6. Enjoy the hot tea with some biscuits or snacks.

History of Tea - Tea is a very popular drink all over World. The story of tea start in ancient China over 5,000 years ago. It is considered that, Gautama Budhha is the first person, who discovered importance of tea leaf in India. One day when he was ending his meditation, he felt very tired and hungry, then he saw a shrub near by. Chewing the leaf of that shrub he became refreshed. That shrub was a tea plant.

Then it was used only as a herbal drink(tea leaf boiled with water). But modern form of tea, which we are drinking with sugar, milk etc are brought by the British.

Assam & Darjeeling tea are famous all over the world. Darjeeling tea is popular for its flavour, whereas Assam tea is for liquor.

There are many varities of tea, Milk tea, Lemon tea, Masala tea, Green tea, Liquer tea etc. Green tea is a good source of anti-oxidant. It is a famous Wel Come drink of every Bengali houses. In Kolkata, to drink the tea in a earther pot is very common and nostalgic, because in Bengals term " rocke bose adda aar vade cha chhara Kolkata hoi na" .

Never drink hot lemon tea in polythene or alkathene cup, because acidic lemon tea will chemically combine with alkathene or polythene to produce toxic chemicals.

We can not start our day without a cup of hot tea.



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