It is that time of the year when the essence of colour is celebrated with great pomp. Holi- the most colourful and fun festival of the nation calls for immersing our friends and family in a pool of different hues. The joyous festival is rejoiced by people throwing colored powder at each other along with aiming each other water balloons and drenching in entire buckets of colored water!!!
Groups of people catering to every age group indulge in water pistol fights that leaves everyone drenched in eye-popping colours like bright purple, fresh yellow, shocking pink, neon orange, and chilly red.
Through colours, we demonstrate love and affection towards our near and dear ones which call for a family get together and gorging on delicious food. But how can one indulge in different colours of tea this Holi? In this blog, this is exactly what we will discuss about to give your Holi party a whole new meaning and dose of fun!
Before, indulging into different cups of tea, you can set up a "Tea Bar" for your Holi party. Instead of keeping alcoholic drinks, decorate the region with different types of tea to set the 'Bar High'. Now, let us indulge in cups of tea recipes.
This recipe is made by adding cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, cardamom, fennel, and cloves to a large stockpot or saucepan. It is then heated over a medium-low flame until spices are toasted and fragrant. Follow by adding 6 cups of water and ginger to stockpot. Bring it to a boil and add red tea. Turn off heat, and steep for five minutes. Strain out tea and spices followed by diving in small glasses. Serve with milk and sweetener as you like. Enjoy!
Start by placing the Bhang paste, sugar, water, milk, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom, ginger, and oil in a pan. Bring it to boil. Once the mixture starts boiling, lower the flame and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the Bhang becomes fine and well- blended. Let the solution cool, strain the mixture using a cheesecloth into a jar, and keep covered. Pour ¼ cup of cream and ¾ cup of strained tea in a cup. Heat it in the microwave and serve.
Boil spring water and pour your favorite tea leaves. Let steep for at least 20-30 min. Heat and spice up the mixture while waiting. Add Chia or Jasmine to bring out the true flavour of the tea. Then add cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice along with blending 12 ounces or two cups of the spiced tea. Add sugar and instant chocolate drink mix followed by blending the mixture using an electric blender. Heat the tea just below boiling point, add creamer, Bhang oil with chocolate and spiced tea. Blend everything for 30-45 seconds. Pour into a slender, champagne glass and your Bhang tea is ready.
Heat the water to the desired level using a microwave or electric kettle. Add loose tea leaves to the French press (equipment essential for this tea) and pour hot water over the leaves. Let it steep for a while followed by pouring the hot tea into a vessel. Add ice and sugar to the hot tea. Next, add a bit of lemon juice and some mint leaves by beating them into a glass with a spoon. Now stir in the Bourbon into the sweetened tea with lemon juice, lime juice, and mint. Serve it by pouring into a pitcher filled with ice and citrus slices. Serve it over ice with extra mint and citrus slices.
Holi is the time to amplify the essence of understanding and love for each other. The Tea and Holi theme can be a super combination to renew your old friendship and to express the deepest love to all your dear ones.
Wishing everyone a Happy Holi!!!
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