Taking memories home from Kerala
Try masala chai, an invigorating spicy beverage made with the so-called ‘warm’ spices; the majority of recipes use one or several of the following: cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, fennel seeds, black pepper and cloves. Everything is brewed and mixed with hot milk. After tasting this tea you will certainly want to take some home with you. Don’t forget to choose the spices whose aromas are most evocative of this marvellous land of lagoons, canals, creeks, coconut trees, beaches and jungles. Your most essential purchase will be, however, the course of Ayurvedic medications prescribed by your practitioner to keep you in good health until your next trip to ‘God’s own country’.