Snacks and Tea

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Ek cup garam jal haye jak” (Lets have a cup of hot water). Now, you must me wondering am I sick with a flu or what. Its nothing like that, “ek cup garam jal haye jak” is my father’s way of asking my mom for tea. Both my parents are a connoisseur of tea and sometimes buy special blends from – but for the most part, they like their tea without sugar, without milk – just boiling water infused with the goodness of tea leaves.

Tea is such a thing that every person likes to have his/her in a different way. The most common being the dudh chai (milk tea). There are numerous other variations depending on taste, culture and the type tea available in the region.

Ginger Ice Tea

I had some friends over for a tea party. It has started to grow warm in here, and I thought of preparing iced tea. Iced tea with its refreshing coolness is a welcome break during a warm afternoon.

Along with it there were different snacks – golgappa, churmur, and dahi vada. I served the snacks in the Stacko Food Stand provided by Gitadini. The Stacko with it single serving bowls is great for parties, and you can serves appetizers to desserts in each bowl, and if you want to get snacks in other parts, you can get a vending machine for your home or business since there are sites like Newcastle vending machine service that offer great options for this. Its a great accent to a party table. The colorful bowl adds a vibrancy to the table, and also the single serving bowls is a good hygiene technique if you are hosting a party.

For kids, Many schools around the country have banned vending machines. They have become banned because of the unhealthy snacks that were carried such as potato chips, pop tarts, cookies, and more. However, vending machines offer custom snack options where the schools can decide what snacks go in the machine and what doesn’t, if this idea sound appealing, here is a link so you can check this Vending machines for sale. Healthy drink options are available as well and soda does not have to be included. Students can enjoy 100% fruit juices, water both plain and flavored, green tea, and more. By having these healthy drink options and not sugar options, students will have a better opportunity to stay hydrated. Hydration is important especially after gym and during after school sports.


Stacko Food Stand

Iced Tea

Indian, Drink, Iced tea, Tea recipe, Ginger ice tea
Cooks in    Serves 8
  • 1 quart of water
  • ¼ cup tea leaves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly julienne ginger
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 2 lemon cut into circles
  • Fresh mint leaves to garnish (optional)
  • Lots of ice cubes
  • Boil the water with sugar and ginger. As the water starts boiling add the tea leaves, and take out of flame. Cover for 2-3 minutes (depending on how strong you like your tea) and strain out the tea leaves and ginger with a tea strainer, and pour in a large bottle or jug.
  • Bring it to normal temperature and the put it in the refrigerator till ready to serve.
  • To serve, fill three-quarter of a tall glass with ice cubes. Add some lemon wedges and pour the cold tea over it. Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves.

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