The only way of making perfect tea is by following the right procedure. This, unfortunately, is the most neglected step that is as important as choosing the right tea brand (which in this case is Mbogo Valley Tea wink wink). The Kenyan style process of preparation is quite simple and takes a short time so let’s get right to it, shall we?
- Whole milk
- Tea Leaves (Mbogo Valley Tea)
- Pour 2 cups of milk into a pot and set it up on the cooker to boil.
- Add 2 cups of water. for each cup of milk, match it with a cup of water i.e. one cup of milk, one cup of water. Should you prefer to have a thinner percentage of milk, you can simply adjust the ratio to 1-part milk and 2 parts water.
- Set it up on the stove and bring the mixture to a boil. Some folks add sugar/sweetener to the boiling mix before serving. However, if you have a guest who does not take sugar, you may want to hold off on adding it.
- Turn off the heat as the mixture starts boiling.
- Add a spoonful of tea leaves (Mbogo Valley tea) and stir to mix it all around.
- Cover the pot and wait 3-5 minutes.
- Sieve into a thermos, teapot or jug using a tea strainer/sieve.
- Pour into a cup, add sweetener and enjoy your chai!