Tea, a name of hope in Bangladesh as Arthur Wing Pinero said, is a product in Bangladesh that is produced with a lot of care and love.
A country, the size of Bangladesh, is World’s 10th largest tea producing country. The production inaugurated during British rule. It was East India Company who first set the tea trading in motion in Sylhet region. Since then tea has become a name to passion in this country.
Malnichhera Tea Garden is a tea garden located in Sylhet district of Bangladesh. It is the oldest tea garden in the subcontinent.
First tea garden Malnicherra in Bangladesh.
As the tea industry grows, people have learned and invented a large number of tea recipes. People love to test new recipe of tea as it is part of their daily lives. Among these recipes, one of the most popular tea making styles is called Tandoori Tea of Old Dhaka.
Tea garden in Sreemangal, Sylhet.
Tandoori Tea of Old Dhaka :
Tandoori tea is really famous for its test. This recipe is well known to wide range of people in Bangladesh. Whoever comes to Dhaka, they love to visit old Dhaka to have a sip of the tandoori tea. This tea has brought a variation in the traditional test of tea. It has smell of Almond and burnt clay in it.
Making Process :
Tandoori tea is prepared with very different tea making style than the traditional style.
First, the tea chef puts one clay pot on the fire in order to make it heavily warm. Besides, he/she cooks tea with adding smashed almonds. When tea is cooked well, chef holds the hot clay pot by tong to pour cooked tea in it.
Hot clay pot by tong to pour cooked tea in it
As soon as the cooked tea is poured in the clay pot it starts boiling extensively. During this process the tea is cooked again and gets an awesome smell of burnt clay in it.
Master preparing the ready tea
As the last step, the tea master prepares the ready tea in an another well shaped clay pot to serve it for customers and guests. Price is only 20 BDT (0.24 $)
Milk, Tea, Sugar, Smashed almonds.