Let’s talk tea: Good old masala chai to fancy aloe vera tea

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Green rosemary and water-melon brewIngredients: 1 green tea bag, 1/2 sprig fresh rosemary, 1/2 cup watermelon juice (warm), 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tsp honey, lemon.Procedure: Wash rosemary and crush it lightly under a rolling pin. Mix together water and melon juice in a separate glass. Add honey, rosemary and tea bag. Let it stand for 3 to 4 minutes. Strain and serve hot. By chef Sandeep Panwar, The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa

Green rosemary and water-melon brewIngredients: 1 green tea bag, 1/2 sprig fresh rosemary, 1/2 cup watermelon juice (warm), 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tsp honey, lemon.Procedure: Wash rosemary and crush it lightly under a rolling pin. Mix together water and melon juice in a separate glass. Add honey, rosemary and tea bag. Let it stand for 3 to 4 minutes. Strain and serve hot. By chef Sandeep Panwar, The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa

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Rose petal teaIngredients: 2 tsp dried rose petals, 2 cloves, 1 green ­cardamom, honey Procedure: Add all the ­ingredients and boil in two cups of water. Strain and add honey, depending on how sweet you want your drink to be. By Dhanpal Parmar, beverage consultant, Chapter 25

Rose petal teaIngredients: 2 tsp dried rose petals, 2 cloves, 1 green ­cardamom, honey Procedure: Add all the ­ingredients and boil in two cups of water. Strain and add honey, depending on how sweet you want your drink to be. By Dhanpal Parmar, beverage consultant, Chapter 25

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Orange and Cinnamon DuetIngredients: 1 english breakfast tea bag or ceylon tea, 1 cinnamon stick, 1/2 cup warm orange juice, 1/2 cup boiling hot water, 1/2 tsp honey, orange peel. Procedure: Mix ­together water and orange juice. Add tea bag to it along with cinnamon stick, honey and orange peel. Let it stand for 3 to 4 ­minutes. Strain and serve hot. By chef Sandeep Panwar, The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa

Orange and Cinnamon DuetIngredients: 1 english breakfast tea bag or ceylon tea, 1 cinnamon stick, 1/2 cup warm orange juice, 1/2 cup boiling hot water, 1/2 tsp honey, orange peel. Procedure: Mix ­together water and orange juice. Add tea bag to it along with cinnamon stick, honey and orange peel. Let it stand for 3 to 4 ­minutes. Strain and serve hot. By chef Sandeep Panwar, The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa

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Aloe Vera TeaIngredients: Green tea bags, 3 cups ­boiling ­hot water, 1 pinch ­cardamom ­powder, 1 pinch ­nutmeg powder, 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup aloe vera gel, 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 slices of oranges.Procedure: Clean an aloe vera leaf carefully by peeling it and removing all the ­yellow layers to reach the clear gel. Take a cup of this clear aloe gel and blend it with orange juice till it is smooth. Strain it and keep it aside in a ­different vessel. Now, take a pan and boil water with tea bags, cardamom ­powder, nutmeg ­powder, ­cinnamon stick and cloves. Add the aloe vera and orange juice liquid to it and heat for a ­minute. Strain and add honey to it. Top it with orange slices and serve hot. By Bharti Sanghi, food expert

Aloe Vera TeaIngredients: Green tea bags, 3 cups ­boiling ­hot water, 1 pinch ­cardamom ­powder, 1 pinch ­nutmeg powder, 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup aloe vera gel, 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 slices of oranges.Procedure: Clean an aloe vera leaf carefully by peeling it and removing all the ­yellow layers to reach the clear gel. Take a cup of this clear aloe gel and blend it with orange juice till it is smooth. Strain it and keep it aside in a ­different vessel. Now, take a pan and boil water with tea bags, cardamom ­powder, nutmeg ­powder, ­cinnamon stick and cloves. Add the aloe vera and orange juice liquid to it and heat for a ­minute. Strain and add honey to it. Top it with orange slices and serve hot. By Bharti Sanghi, food expert

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Black tea hot toddyIngredients: 60ml brewed black tea, 60ml Irish ­whiskey, 15ml lemon juice, 15ml honey, 2 cloves, 1 ­cinnamon stickProcedure: To make brewed black tea, place tea bags in boiling water and remove from heat. Let this mixture stay for 10 ­minutes. Next, pour honey in a cup. Pour hot tea over it and stir. Mix lemon juice and Irish whiskey in it.By Deepak Gehlot, beverage consultant, Roost Bistro

Black tea hot toddyIngredients: 60ml brewed black tea, 60ml Irish ­whiskey, 15ml lemon juice, 15ml honey, 2 cloves, 1 ­cinnamon stickProcedure: To make brewed black tea, place tea bags in boiling water and remove from heat. Let this mixture stay for 10 ­minutes. Next, pour honey in a cup. Pour hot tea over it and stir. Mix lemon juice and Irish whiskey in it.By Deepak Gehlot, beverage consultant, Roost Bistro

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