Wish you a Happy 2011!!! :)

First Mint Chai

Ah! Bright and not-so-early first morning of 2011. Sipping my mint chai (a very Parsi way of making chai) and not really contemplating.. Peaceful.. Especially after a night that started as a quiet evening with a friend and ended with a party of rambunctious Xbox fun!! No resolutions for the year ahead but am seriously considering buying a Kinect!! It's so much fun and a whole lot of exercise too... :)

Wish you all a fabulous Jan 1st and a glorious year ahead!! :)))

Steeped Mint Chai

1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1-1/4 tsp Pekoe tea (or any Indian tea)
2 tsp fresh mint leaves
sugar per taste

Bring water and milk to a simmer. Add the tea and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer for 30 seconds. Add the mint leaves and simmer for another 20 seconds. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for a minute. Strain the tea and serve immediately.