As a child, I despised drinking tea. Any kind of tea, Indian or otherwise. However, I did force myself to gulp down some strong tea after cooling it down completely, when studying for my finals while doing my Masters. Since my system was not used to drinking it, it did keep me awake all night and also never felt sleepy even during the day:) Just a couple years later, I was advised to drink tea against my wishes to keep migraines away. Since then, I drink a cup of Indian chai in the morning to be able to keep going for the rest of the day without a headache:)
Water- a large teapot full
Loose tea leafs-2 tsps
Dried sage-1 tbs
1. Bring the water in the teapot to a rolling boil.
2.Put the tea leaves into the teapot and cover the lid for one minute.
3. Turn off the stove and add the sage leaves and cover the lid again and leave it for a few minutes.
4. Use a strainer and strain the tea into cups and enjoy!