Lemon tea

Lemon tea

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Sri Lankan Flavours
Serves
4
Photographer
Craig Wood

Tea is one of Sri Lanka’s main export crops and drinking it is a national pastime. Tea is served at all times of the day, either black, with milk or milk powder when fresh milk is not available and with sugar, jaggery or spices such as ginger. Tea is always served to visitors when they arrive at a Sri Lankan home and can be bought from roadside stalls in most streets throughout the country.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 cups water
4 teaspoons heaped black tea leaves
lime or lemon, cut into wedges

Method

  1. Place water in a pot and bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add tea. Stand to draw for 2–3 minutes. Serve in a teapot with a wedge of lime or lemon on the side waiting to be squeezed in.
Tags:
Sri Lankan Flavours
Channa
Dassanayaka
Asian
South East Asian
Southeast Asian
Sri Lankan
South-East Asian
Ceylon
Singhalese
SBS
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