Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Saffron Infused Apple Chai




If you check the archives of my blog, I must have said some zillion times " I love summer " Well, I really do, I love sunshine and even as the temperatures rise to unbelievable heights, I never complain, ahem! well not as much as I complain about the sub zeros. Summer is all about ice-cold beverages and the supply in plenty. I have tried so many variations of ice-tea that I can write a book or start a blog - "just chai" as the caption. Well, not a bad idea. I can ask my brother-in law to co-author it with me as he is very well-informed about the history and geography of tea. Intact he makes his tea with a stopwatch, no kidding. Precision during brewing. We all have our obsessions, don't we? This particular crop of tea was gifted to me by him and it is white champagne tea,  first flush, from Darjeeling. It's got a mild aroma, a very delicate flavor  and infuses very well with saffron. It looks gorgeous right. Well the red strands are saffron. You are going to love this simple infusion 



soak the saffron in warm water, so you get a nice rich color

brew the tea for about 2-4 min

strain, add the saffron water, finely chopped apples and honey or sugar

refrigerate

serve chilled.
















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15 comments:

  1. The drink looks so beautiful. Lovely presentation simi. :)

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  2. Wow! It feels so cool and refreshing just looking at the drink.

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  3. so beautiful.. Nice shots.. Chai also looks good

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  4. I love your pic!!!!!!!!
    satya
    http://chitty-boy.blogspot.com

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  5. How perfect! Your apple chai looks gorgeous and sounds amazing!

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  6. all clicks are too gud :) and of course the main hero looks awesome..

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  7. Apple chai is new to me..The photos are gorgeous! The second and the last are my fav. And love that plate..is that brass?

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    1. Shruti the plate is an old white metal one. Thank you so much

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  8. What lovely photos and I am sure that is a delightful fresh drink.

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  9. this is new, looks refreshing! would have on a warm sunny! 2nd pic stole my heart!

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  10. I love everything about this post! From the drink itself to the styling and photography :)

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  11. Hi Simi
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  12. Hi Simi - I am featuring recipes I love on With A Spin for the entire month of Ramadan. Featured this gorgeous tea today. Fee free to share the link with your fans/readers if you think they'll benefit from daily Ramadan special recipes.

    http://www.withaspin.com/eat/ramadan-2013/

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