I ordered a chai tea. To my surprise, the chai tea looked quite festive. It was as if it were decorated just for our blog celebration. The tea arrived in a handsome red cup, perfectly round with no handle. The surface of the tea liquid was divided in three frothy sections with complimenting colors of sprinkled spices.
Even before I tasted the tea, I couldn’t help but smile. I was tickled at the playful presentation. Yes, I realize that I can become quite happy just at the sight of beautiful tea. I’m not used to having froth at all in my tea. Except for green tea lattes, teas where I’m from in the U.S. are generally not frothy. Froth is made from whipped or steamed milk.
Having a pretty froth design in my chai tea was a nice way to herald the second year of our tea blog. We have discussed all things tea, ranging from tea popsicles to tea terminology. Some of my favorite postings have been about Japanese tea pottery, Chinese dynastic tea fashions, equestrian tea salons and Indian-style chai wallahs selling on U.S. streets. This year, stay tuned for more on all things tea!