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17 JANUARY 2018

Tearoute is serving up tea with milk


British tea... how much milk to add?

Tea has its own rules... For the British tea remains a vital part of their everyday life and the ritual of serving tea is often to be seen in the cinemas and on the TV, such as in the award-winning British series 'Downton Abbey'. You will hear in perfect English elocution, the line: 'would you care for weak tea or strong tea?' This is determined partly by the quantity of milk added to the tea. Most prefer it pasteurized and low fat. For a classic taste of tea, try the full-fat milk or, better still, cream. As for the crucial question tea or milk first, we shall leave it up to you…

Masala Chai… the Indian tea with spices and milk

Tearoute takes us to India for a spicy masala chai! The sweet, black tea with milk is adored by millions of Indians and is now conquering the world over. Made from ginger, cardamom, clove, fennel, cinnamon, black pepper and other spices masala chai is sold on the streets of Indian towns by chai wallahs. Chai in Hindi means black tea with milk without sugar. In the Middle East, particularly in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, the locals call it karak (that is, strong) chai. In India, masala chai is brewed in the traditional way with buffalo's milk (¼ to ½ parts milk with water) while in the West full-fat cow's milk is used.
For this recipe the, water-milk ratio is recommended at 40 - 60%. Some however even go as far as having 100% milk.

2 ½ cups of milk and 1 ½ cups of water
4 teaspoons of Chai from Tearoute
Put the tea in boiling water and let it brew for 5 minutes. Then strain it and beat the boiling milk with 3-4 teaspoons' of tea and then toss it into the tea. You can also serve it with a pinch of cinnamon.



Matcha, the Japanese green tea…with milk

Matcha, the quintessential green tea, will give you energy and vitality with its peerless taste and intensely deep colour. It is drunk with milk of animal origin or even better with almond or soya milk. Toss 1 teaspoon of matcha in a bowl. Add some hot water and beat it like you would a frappe. Then complete it with hot beaten milk. You can also add a little sugar. When serving, place a little matcha on the milk.

A cup of tea, perhaps?


Five o' clock tea

You have a wide choice when it comes to afternoon English tea depending on whether you like it strong or less so. To keep up the tradition, try an Assam Dikom, or even a Ceylon tea, Nuwara Eliya, with a splash of milk.


Sencha Masala and Chai

We have adapted for you the traditional Indian Masala Chai recipe to a green Sencha. The aromatic citrus fruits and the star anise soften and sweeten the ginger, nutmeg and cloves. If you still wish to remain true to tradition, choose organically grown Chai with Assam tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and black pepper. 


Japan Matcha for drinking

This tea comes in the form of a green powder, is strong in theini and could be an alternative daily healthy pleasure. It could indeed become your pick-me-up beverage with hot or cold milk. Available in 30-gram boxes. 

Bowl with a capacity of 0.22L, Chashaku matcha scoop, and a beater made of Chasen bamboo, in a gift wrap to initiate the uninitiated… In two colours:Κωδικός: 10991 and 10963



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