Saturday, April 27, 2013

I long for a simple cup of Chai

Tea drinking has become very confusing.  My grandfather and I used to share a cup of tea.  It went like this: take a simple yellow Lipton teabag, immerse in 1 cup of boiling water.  After 3-5 minutes remove teabag and toss.  Add milk to taste and a bit of sugar.  Voila !  Then we would each take a biscuit, sip our tea and chat.  Perfect.

Now, I can get a vente soy chai tea latte.  What is that anyway?  A ginormous soymilk tea tea ??  Translated into English, its a carafe of soymilk with a few teaspoons of some processed powder.

Buy  herbal tea, be prepared for the unsoclicited self-help tips. Relax.  Unwind. De-stress. Calm.  Sleep.