Every morning, a cuppa prepared in deshi-style is what most Bengalis crave no matter what part of the world they live in.
Cha is a beverage that brings people closer, effortlessly complements our ‘adda’ sessions, and adds warmth to our chilly evenings. As winter has announced its arrival, matka cha is trending once again. Its smoky and sweet flavour is a pure delight to the taste buds that would give the cinnamon latte or luxurious espresso from any 5-star hotel a run for its money!
If you have a veranda decked out with plants and ferns, place two garden chairs and the setting is perfect for a tea. Simply spread the tea table for your spouse and yourself, with just two cups of steaming milk tea and ghee toast, and it is party enough. In this busy metro-life of yours, you two do not have the luxury to spend quality time together let alone enjoy a cup of tea in silence.
With the growing popularity of practices such as ‘me time’ and ‘solo dates’, more and more young people are looking for a table for one.
Teas are a joy, be it chamomile, Earl Grey, Makaibari or just good old deshi milk tea. A light sip of hot black tea with a slight squeeze of lemon or brewed heavily in cardamoms and cloves, or frothy milk tea; it makes you happy and keeps you going. So, with the advent of chilly evenings and misty midnights, go for your favourite warm fuzzy brew to add a little liveliness to your day’s itinerary.
My saudade-home is anchored in the memories of my teenager-into-early-twenties life in Dhaka. Spending my free time sitting with a hot cup of coffee in North End on winter nights, having hour-long addas with friends, playing cards and ludo, or sharing stories with cousins in our drawing room in Old Dhaka.
What can be a better thirst quencher than a glass of chilled and refreshing iced tea in this hot and humid weather? Nothing beats the heat better than a rejuvenating glass of iced tea. Here is an array of fruity, soul replenishing iced tea recipes for you to enjoy this summer.
Every year, families all around the world celebrate Father’s Day. Some plan intricate activities, and some give small or grandiose gifts to celebrate the special men in their lives. For most, fathers are like superheroes who are always ready to take on daily challenges for their children. It goes without saying the significance of fatherhood is beyond words, as he is the person who works tirelessly to fulfil the needs of his family that comes in all sizes and shapes. On a special day such as this, many struggles to devise ways to surprise or please their fathers. Because, let's face it, he has done it all, seen it all and knows it all. This is why we are here to help you plan a special father’s day with activities!