Can you think of a better way to spend an afternoon than chatting up with an old friend?
One of my really good friend from India was visiting last week-end. She only had a couple of hours to stop by in her busy schedule so we decided on Saturday afternoon. I sent off my hubby with my older daughter for her French lessons, put the younger one down for her nap. We had a blissful couple of hours of catching up with all the news from India and about other friends from our group.
Since it was in the middle of the afternoon, I decided to make some cooling Mint Tea with some fruits to eat. We sat outside in the backyard in a cooling breeze and sipped tea.
Makes two cups
Mint leaves about 8 fresh leaves
Water 2 to 2 ½ cups
Sugar 2 tsp
Rose water 1 drop
Keep the water for boiling in a kettle. Add sugar and let the water come to a boil. Turn off the heat. Add Mint leaves and let them seep for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the leaves, add the Rose water. Just before serving, add a fresh Mint leaf to the cup and serve.
If you do not like Rose scent, you can leave out the Rose water. There is a thought process that Rose ruins the freshness of Mint. You should decide which way you are inclined.
Try it out with your close friend before the summer is over and send me some pictures.