Mamoni's Recipe (Ishani's Mom)
for two teacups of tea
--Two teacups* of water, boiling
--Two heaping teaspoons of Assam leaf tea (or more to taste)
--One teacup of milk
--Two or three teaspoons of sugar
Put leaf tea into the boiling water and boil about 2 minutes more. Bring the milk to a boil and pour in the tea. Strain the tea into a teapot and pour into cups. Add sugar to taste.
Note: Teacup size, not American style coffee mugs.
Hyma's Tea Recipe (Murali's Mom)
For 4 teacups of tea
--Two tumblers of water, boiling (around 12 oz?)
--3-6 teaspoons of tea, depending on how strong you want it
--3-5 teaspoons of sugar, depending on how sweet you want it
--about 2 cups of milk
Put leaf tea and sugar in boiling water and let sit for about 1 minute.
Pour tea through a strainer twice. Let tea stand while you bring milk to a full boil. Pour milk into the tea and then pour tea/milk mixture back and forth from pot to pan two or three times so it gets foamy. Serve.
When Murali's mom made tea in Minnesota, she made "light" tea, which means fewer teaspoons of tea.