1 Day 1 World Project: 3 -4 pm

If I’m at home and not too busy, every day somewhere between 3 and 4 pm it is “Chai O’clock” for me. If I’m in a hurry I just use a tea bag (one of three or four varieties – can’t have too many!), but today I made my chai properly, in a saucepan on the stove.3 - 4 1

The saucepan belonged to my Grandma. She gave it to my kids to play with, but I requisitioned it, because it was a perfectly good double-boiler! The lid came later, from an op shop/thrift store. I bought it thinking I could re-use the bakelite knob, only to find it was irrevocably attached to the lid, and the lid was a perfect fit for Granny’s old pot. Win!3 - 4 2

Loose chai  – dried fermented tea leaves and a variety of whole spices simmer in the pot, wafting delicious aromas into the air. Just add milk and a smidgen of sugar…3 - 4 3

When I use a tea bag, I use a mug, but a pretty vintage cup makes everything taste even better! The cup doesn’t actually match the saucer, but they get along fine anyway.

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I had to add this last shot so you can see how very pretty the saucer is! Chai O’clock – the best hour of the day…don’t you think?