7 Feb 2012

Lemongrass Ginger Tea with Honey and Mangoes... Cheers to the Winners


Finally I am here with the winners of Royal Feast - Biriyani and a cold drink to toast the winners. Days are becoming harder with the snow fall, yes snowfall in February and it is affecting every aspect of everyday life.

I am not a person to mourn but when the normal walk to work poses a risk of a fall and fracture, it is only then the seemingly innocent things don't appear innocent ... I mean the snow.



Now to the recipe , well this is not a recipe in the true sense. It is just plain tea..:)

The market is flooded with various flavoured varieties that you go for a spin when you want to make a choice...

Ginger and honey makes a wonderful combination no matter what and we know what the nutritional benefits are. This is very a simple drink to brew the golden liquid, chill to a cold splash , add some fresh fruit and serve with a mint leaf.


The drink is very refreshing and the fruity bite at the end of the drink is yummy.... at least for me. You can skip the addition of fruit completely and have the tea without the fruit. The fresh mangoes infuses a mild fruity flavour to the drink and you can have this drink when it is warm which actually soothes your throat.

This can be made ahead of time.If you want to serve it cold brew the tea about 5-6 hrs ahead of time but if you want to serve it warm just an hour before serving time would be sufficient.


For the recipe:
Honey and ginger flavored herbal tea bags: 5-6
Hot water: 500 mls.
Cold water: 500 mls.
Runny honey: as per your taste.
Lemon grass stalk [chopped]: 2
Fresh mango pieces: 1 cup.
Fresh mint leaves: a handful.
Ice cubes: as required.


1. In a tall jug pour the hot boiling water. Add the tea bags and chopped lemongrass to the water and let it sit for 1/2 hour.
2.After 1/2 hour filter the brew into another jug. Discard the tea bags and lemongrass pieces.
3.Add the cold water, honey and mix well. Refrigerate until cold.
4.Half an hour before serving add the mango pieces and refrigerate until serving time.

Serve topped with ice cubes and fresh mint leaves.



Before announcing the winners, here are some of the entries that were sent through email to me.

Shrimp Mushroom and Potato Biriyani from Anu.



Nadan Chicken Biryani from Ganga who has also sent in three other entries.



Mutton Biriyani



Arabic Chicken Biriyani


 Prawns Biriyani with Vegetables


There is a visual feast waiting for you from Asiya Omar. Her blog Samaithu Asathalam is truly a treasure when it comes to food. It mainly features non-vegetarian food mainly from the Muslim community [which is my favourite] but she also posts about poetry, real life experiences, short stories etc.

She has authentic traditional recipes from "Melapalayam" which is a small town in Thirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu.

She has sent in a video link for "Nellai Mutton Biriyani" which is just awesome. Thanks Asiya akka for this link... I really enjoyed watching the making of yummy biriyani.

Do check out the link here : Nellai Mutton Biriyani .

I used random.org to generate the numbers and the numbers are : 9 and 73

It is Christy Gerald of My Kitchen Flavors and Lubna Karim of Kitchen Flavours.


Congrats girls ... Do send me your address to my  email id : kaarasaaram@yahoo.co.uk as soon as possible and I will post the cookbook to you guys.

One condition though .... pleased do cook a recipe from the book and post it in your blog for our enjoyment...:))

Thanks to all the participants who have linked their tasty recipes to the event and making it a success. Cheers to all and hope everyone has a fun time... Congrats once again to the winners  ...

Do send in your entries to the other event "CWF-Sesame Seeds" happening here ...



Enjoy...



Scribbled by Reva.


56 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an sweet Valentine's surprise for me...thank u so much for the event and such an yum recipe collection.....thank u for picking me up as winner....

Coming to the recipe....love the color....perfect summer cooler....

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Kalyani said...

Ginger tea looks yummy ........

maha said...

congrtas to the winners..wonderful dihses

maha said...

wondefrful dishes........congrats to the winners

maha said...

awesome recipes

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious tea,love this flavor ful and refreshing drink...

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
looks wonderful reva :)

Asiya Omar said...

Congrats to the Lucky Winners of the Great Event- Christy and Lubna.

//Lemongrass Ginger Tea with Honey and Mangoes//
this looks very healthy and refreshing.Beautiful Clicks.

My hearty thanks to your best compliments Reva.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Thanks for stopping by Reva, tea looks so colourful and love the colours!

faseela said...

wow....super tempting tea...in a very innovative way.....


Congrats to the winners too...

Vimitha Anand said...

Congrats winners... Lovely event Reva and the drink looks so refreshing
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Anisha Ranjit said...

The tea looks refreshing... I've never added fruit to tea before but I like the idea, will try it.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow..Refreshing summer cooler

Mélange said...

The drink is a complete winner Reva.And the clicks are truly worth it.Since the pictures of drinks are very difficult aesthetically.You have done it.

Ramya said...

congrats winner..loved the refreshing tea, especially the mangoes in it

Suja Manoj said...

Congrats to the winners..tea looks refreshing and flavorful..yum

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a refreshing and delicious cooler. Wonderful drink.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Aarthi said...

This sounds YUMMY..Bookmarked..

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love the ginger honey tea and with mango can imagine the flavors. Very beautifully captured.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Drink looks refreshing...Congrats to the winners..

Sravs said...

wow so refreshing and delicious one !! Congrats to the winners !!

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Christy Gerald said...

Truly delighted to hear that Big n Sweet surprise Dear.Really wanted to win that Book frm U. Thanks a lot Reva Dear for hosting this Great n Yummy Biryani Event and let me be part of this.Thanks again.

Christy Gerald said...

Wow,Very innovative Combo n refreshing Tea Dear. Deliciously made and displayed as usual.
Will soon post a recipe as soon as I receive the Book Dear. Thanks again all.

Indulge said...

Ginger Lemon grass and honey are all perfect ingredients for brewing T but Mango is new to me..will try soon and update you. Congratulations to winners,
Love Ash.

Sumi said...

tryly refreshing drink...

schmetterlingwords said...

Congratulations to the winners!! :)

The Mango Ginger Tea looks sooo refreshing... Sure to try this in Summer. Right now, as I look out of the window, I just wish to have warm soups. ;)

Alpana said...

Awardwinning drink with such beautiful clicks......awesome.

Neha said...

Very refreshing looking tea...

Anu said...

Refreshing green tea looks nice, Happy to follow u

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

Refreshing tea..i love ur idea..congrats the winners..keep going

Kalyani said...

wow ! Mangoes in winters - how did you manage to get them , Reva ?? :) superb clicks and yummy drink !

Congrats to the winners too !


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Rekha shoban said...

yummy!!beautiful presentation!!nice click!

Chandrani said...

Very refreshing flavorful tea..

Nisha said...

wow itz such a wonderful receipe....thx dear 4r sharing

Priya Yallapantula said...

Wow, that sounds wonderful, would love the combination of all those flavors :)

Sukanya said...

very refreshing and so cheery iced tea, my personal fav is one with ginseng
congrats to the winner

hemalata said...

So yummy n very refreshing tea.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Like this flavorful Tea!

radha said...

Tea looks absolutely refreshing.

Nagashree said...

Oh my Gosh, you have so much going on in your blog, I am just a novice, love the way you present your dishes, will be happy to come back.

Preeti Garg said...

Awesome recipe dear......

Pari said...

Hi Reva, Congrats to the winners.

The drink sounds so summery and refreshing.


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Prabhamani said...

Tea looks awesome..loved the pics..Congrats winners :)

Mary said...

Your drink sounds wonderful and the biriyani dishes you've shared with us all sound delightful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Priyas Feast said...

Delicious drink..i know how tough to walk on melted snow..luv the cut fruits in the drink

The Pumpkin Farm said...

lovely tea, mangoes ..i m missing them or waiting for them now

Ramya said...

Even by looking at it ..I am already feeling refreshed:-) Lovely flavors!

Jaleela said...

wonderful clicks reva

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely blog !! Nice pictures !! Drink looks so refreshing !! Will be here often !!

magpie said...

mmm so many YUM biriyanis for me to try and that mango tea also looks so refreshing!

Biny Anoop said...

hey how r u dear.....very appetizin drink...love the colours....conrats to the winners....wish i send one of my recipes....anyways there is a next time....keep smiling revs

Plateful said...

I feel like gulping down both the glasses all by myself. Looks so refreshing!

Congrats to the winners!

Uma said...

Loved all your clicks... n Nice treat of biryani's too.

ANU said...

wow very nice biriyani collection dear...and congrats to the winner!

Teena Mary said...

wow..awesome!! Loved your clicks too!!
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