Cups of Whole Milk 2
Tbsp of Jasmine Tea 2
Tbsp honey 4
Tbsp Brown Sugar 6
Additional brown sugar and honey for sweetness
In courses of balance, the exemplary balance is about 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf jasmine tea per 6 ounces of water. Depending on the quality and intensity of the leaf and your own taste, you might experiment with a smaller or more heaping teaspoon. Bear in mind that bitterness often results from too much leaf. Whether steeped as an individual cup or by the pot, jasmine tea tastes best at about 2 to 4 minutes of steep time. Steep time, which determines the tea's flavour and aroma intensity, is also a matter a preference. Start with 2 minutes and taste the tea at 30-second intervals to find the flavour you like. Heat water, Scoop dry tea leaf into the infuser. Pour hot water over dry leaves and steep for the desired time. More time = stronger brew. Remove tea infuser. Relax and enjoy!
(Courtesy: Chef Choong Chew Loon, Royal China, New Delhi)