Friday, 16 May 2014

Ginger Tea



After passing out of college I was staying with a few of my hostel mates in Delhi. Most of us learned to cook during that time. Well, we didn’t have any other option, but to cook our own food. In the morning we usually used to have black tea with lemon. Within a few days things had turned a little messy as people were only interested in eating, rather than preparing food or washing the utensils. So we tried to distribute the work among us. But dividing the work was also very tricky, as everybody had their own preferences. Ultimately we decided to follow a different rule. Instead of distributing the work we divided the week among us. Let’s say, Monday-Tuesday it was my and one of my friends turn to take care of everything, from breakfast to dinner and from cleaning the utensils to taking care of the garbage. 

One morning, I was preparing tea. Not finding any lemon in the kitchen, I mashed a small piece of ginger and had put it in the boiling tea. It tasted really good and even my friends liked it. My good friend Tutul was very impressed and asked me how I prepared the tea. A couple of days later, it was Tutul's turn to prepare food that day. As usual, we woke up late and everyone craved for a cup of tea. As I sipped the hot tea, it tasted bizarre and terribly unpleasant. Another friend yelled at Tutul, 'what the hell had you mixed in the tea?' Poor guy Tutul, actually he wanted to make the tea a little more tastier and he had put ginger-garlic paste in it.

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    1. Hehe.. the tea was refreshing or the post? :) Thanks a lot for dropping by, Aparna !!

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    2. green tea is refreshing too...of course without ginger garlic paste

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    3. Yes Pankaj, with out ginger-garlic :) thanks for dropping by !!

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  2. hahaha new tea flavor discovered

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    1. Do you have the curiosity to try at home?

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  3. Not every thing goes well with tea - a lesson Tutul learned the hard way :)

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    1. I do not know whether Tutul learned it. Of course his friend and we did. :)

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    2. Yes, Beloo Ji :) everything doesn't go well with tea. Haha.. Pankaj, correct, not sure about Tutul, but we all learned it :)

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  4. hehehe.. new flavor for tea :)

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    1. Good one for tea brands, they can think about experimenting and bring out a new flavour. Wah Taj with ginger garlic :)

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    2. Hehe Roohi, you should try this new flavor of tea sometimes :) Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for visiting out here. Haha Pankaj, Wah Taj with ginger garlic :)

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    1. Hehe..Maniparna :) glad you enjoyed the post !!

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  6. too many ingredients spoil the taste.......interesting anecdote.

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    1. I often like too many ingredient in the tea like ginger, laung, lemon and masalas that makes up a masala tea. yes it is interesting anecdote...

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    2. Yes, too many ingredients spoil the tea and garlic is enough to spoil it I guess :) glau you enjoyed the anecdote, vanderloost. Yes Pankaj, masala tea is too good :)

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  7. that must have been real ---masala chai --lol and Jahid thanks a lot for visiting my post ---do keep visiting -have come back after a long sabatical

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    1. Hehe.. Rajni Ji, you should try ginger-garlic tea sometimes :) Yeah, haven't seen you around for a while, welcome back. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  8. hahaha.. ginger garlic paste :P That's too much :D

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    1. Hehe.. Ashwin, you should try this sometime :) thanks for dropping by !!

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  9. Haa haa ha :D The creative Chef! Enjoyed reading :)

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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    1. Hi Sindhu. Hope you are fine. yes it was a bold move to add ginger and garlic paste in a tea.

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    2. Yes Sindhu, the creative chef :) Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for dropping by. Yes Pankaj, that was a bold decision :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Suja :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here !!

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  11. So it was ginger-garlic tea, lol :)

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    1. i wonder if ginger garlic were raw, it might have tasted better..

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    2. Hehe.. Aunt Mary :) yes, it was a ginger-garlic tea :) Should try out with raw ginger and garlic sometime, Pankaj :)

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    1. Hehe.. janaki :) glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  13. Hilarious! How the human mind works.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post. Human mind is very innovative :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here, Chaitali !!

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    1. Hehe.. glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for dropping by :)

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    1. Hehe.. Sonali :) Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  16. Ah.. back to your stories.. always charming & told easily & effortlessly.

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    1. Thanks Rajeev :) glad you enjoyed the post and some of my other stories as well. Thanks for dropping by!

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  17. Arre ! How are you saying Ginger+Garlic makes the cup a yaaawk. Try it. I would suggest u add a small mashed onion and salt as taste. The tea will energize u enough to send you to Mars without a NASA's stupid Spaceships. Really, try it dude.

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    1. Haha.. Shabab Bhai :) will definitely try your tea recipe some day. Thanks for dropping by !!

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    1. Yes Neo, masala tea :) you should try it sometime. Thanks for dropping by dude !!

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  19. I can imagine how ginger-garlic tea must have tasted on your morning palate. Very funny!

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    1. You should try it out sometime :) So glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks a lot for visiting out here Francene !!

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  20. did you spit the tea out lol..garlic in the morning tea is something i cant even begin to imagine!

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    1. Haha.. that too ginger-garlic paste :) you should try it sometime. Thanks a lot for visiting out here !!

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  21. Gosh! Thank god it wasn't the packed 'bhuna masala' you get these days, with tomatoes and onions grounded with the ginger garlic paste ;)

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    1. Haha.. never tried the packed 'bhuna masala' in any kind of food :) 'bhuna masala' tea would be fiery. Thanks a lot for dropping by, Vinodini !!

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  22. Haha Ginger Garlic Paste instead of Ginger... Can imagine the taste of the tea and the reaction :)

    Someone is Special

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    1. Haha.. it was a shocker :) Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for dropping by, dude !!

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  23. Amusing doesn't cover it. This is hysterical! I can't stop giggling or smiling. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hehe.. so glad you enjoyed the post, Adelia :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here !!

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  24. Well, ginger-garlic paste in tea is hilarious... Thank God it didn't have milk on there or else you all would be wringing with food poisoning. :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the ginger-garlic tea, Namrata :) With milk the taste would be more horrible :) Thanks for dropping by !!

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  25. now since i work in Tea Board, this new discovery of a new tea receipe must be reported to my bosses, will look good on my appraisal too....enjoyed a lot :)

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    1. Nice to know that you work in a Tea Board, Prakash. Haha.. you guys must try something different with this new tea recipe :) glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for visiting out here, dude !!

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  26. What a pi-tea :P

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/

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    1. Hehe.. you should try it sometimes :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here, Pheno !!

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  27. Oh nooooooooo... its probably the paste.. had he used hard garlic it might not have tasted that bad :)

    ginger tea is actually very good for health.. we had gone for trekking in sikkim and they had big fields of ginger.. and made lovely tea..

    Bikram

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    1. Yes Bikram, it was packed paste :) wow! you went for trekking in Sikkim and ginger tea in the cold weather sounds so tempting :)

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  28. LOL! You really knew to keep your readers glued till the end :D I can't even imagine having garlic in my tea. *stays off black tea for a while*

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    1. Haha.. that's so nice of you :) you should try garlic paste in your tea sometime :) Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks a lot for visiting out here, Ana !!

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  29. Garlic in tea..aah.. all we need to do now is add spices and maybe a little chat Masala..: D

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    1. Haha.. chat masala Chai :) Thanks a lot for visiting out here, R Vyas !!

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  30. Ginger garlic paste.....omg....hilarious....hahahaha....

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    1. Hehe... glad you enjoyed the post :) Thanks for dropping by, Saumya !!

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  31. Poor guy Tutul! Keep him out of the kitchen jahid! :o)

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    1. Yes A Long :) we had asked him to take care of the utensils, instead. Thanks a lot for dropping by !!

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  32. Hello.....!
    Great post I like it
    I think this is one of the most common problems to every person. This post is actually good..!!
    If you want more information regarding
    ginger tea | ginseng tea

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