* 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐞𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐲* * 𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐂𝐄𝐃 𝐆𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐄𝐀*
Aka ; what I call in my mother tongue Odia (from the state of Odisha, India) - *𝐍𝐚𝐚𝐥𝐢 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐡𝐚* which literally translates to “Red tea” (Naali - loosely referred to “laali” which means “RED” and “ Chaha” means “Chaa or Chai”)-in which the tea is brewed in boiling water for a brief period of time and served by adding any kind of sweetener of your liking (sugar, cane sugar, jaggery, honey etc). Sometimes, aromatics like ginger, herbs like Tulsi (Indian holy basil) and spices like cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves etc are also boiled and infused into the water before brewing the tea which makes it a powerful and potent concoction which carries immense healing properties.
I absolutely love the Indian milk tea (my favorite kind is cardamom milk tea topped with malai (fresh cream) - talk about indulgence in fine things in life😍🤩) but sadly , I am lactose intolerant and consuming milk tea is out of the equation. So, brewing a pot of this spiced ginger tea is an essential part of my daily routine.
Nidhi @platterjoy my love, chai ki baat aye aur aapko yaad na karein, is that even possible😄😄😄This is of course dedicated to you!!💝 Happy International tea day. 😘