How To Make The Perfect Coffee At Home

Nothing gives us the (non-alcoholic) liquid courage to confront the daily drudgery like coffee. But when our brew doesn’t come right – that weak body, underscored by a note a little too astringent or bitter – can antagonise us like an assignment gone awry. Rather than deliberating over lackluster coffees or expensive delivery fees during the WFH period, our resident coffee cognoscenti at team teapasar decided to take matters into her own hands and learned how to make the perfect cup at home. Besides, who knows your preferences better than yourself? Here is a definitive guide we have put together. You can add ‘professional barista’ to your resume after you follow these steps and get them down pat: Be well equipped Before we get into action, we need the appropriate ware – so that good beans don’t go down the drain. You will need these: • Grinder – The general rule of thumb is to grind your own coffee beans

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Bon-appe-tea: Hawaiian Punch Honey Lemon Gin And Tonic

The prospect of travelling to a remote tropic might be in limbo indefinitely but there is one thing that we are certain about – we are in need of a good summer drink. Here’s a delightfully easy and refreshing one that you can enjoy while you pretend you’re idling on a sun-chair in Bali (zoom background not included). Ingredients Cocktail 2 Foveo Hawaiian Punch teabags 100ml hot water 300ml tonic water, chilled 200ml gin, chilled 1 cup ice cubes 1 1/2 tbsp honey 1/2 lemon Garnish 1/2 lime 4 candied ginger 2 cocktail picks Method Steep teabags in hot water for 20 minutes. Squeeze juice from lemon. Remove teabags then add honey and lemon juice. Stir well.  Skewer the candied ginger gently onto cocktail picks and set aside. Fill glasses with ice and pour gin equally into glasses. Top the glasses with tea mixture then tonic water. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with cocktail picks and lime wedges. Serve and

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Your Father’s Day Gift Guide

Painful #dadjokes aside, it is tough being a father. The stress and attrition of time can cause his clogs in his body to run slower. (To be honest, the wilful indulgence in beers and cholesterol-heavy food isn’t helping.) That compounded with aging also brings about a host of health-related issues. Besides the repeat offenders, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and prostate cancer that will start to plague the middle-age men – a grim reckoning brought on by our careless lifestyle choices – there is also andropause, the male variant of menopause (we are not kidding). To sum it up, men have their set of woes too. But all is not lost, there are always health boosters to help him get ahead before any of those ailments catch him off guard. Here are some of the elixirs to help the men in our lives to get back to peak performance. Ginger Traditionally used in Asian medicine, the benefits of ginger

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How To Grow Your Own Veg (Even If You Don’t Have A Garden)

We heard (and felt!) a collective sigh as recent restrictions were announced, and now we’re back to the drawing board on how to stay positive amidst this doom and gloom. Our Netflix watchlist can only keep our attention for so long! If we have learnt anything from the previous lockdown, it is that we all have some secret skills to unlock when prodded. We feel that adding some plants to your living space ticks all the right boxes – beautify your house with some (green) roommates, and boast the pedigree of freshly grown veg before you whip them into proud meals. There is that extra gratification of getting your hands dirty and watching your green baby bear fruits. It is also much more low-maintenance than you think: your inaugural mini-garden only needs a sunny indoor windowsill and sporadical attention. You can also use your leftover tea leaves as fertiliser to boot – we would like to encourage you to go

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