African tea, similar to Indian chai, but of its own character
OK, I've found yet another amazing style of tea. In Rwanda, they call it "African Tea". It's similar in ingredients to chai, and yet entirely its own style. It's made with milk, water, black tea and spices (ginger, cardamom, etc. - variations abound). The locals add sugar or honey. It's really, really, really delicious. Here is a recipe.
And fattening! ;-) I'm pretty sure whole milk is used because a film forms quickly on top as the tea cools. On that note, I saw a man on a bicycle this morning delivering milk, on a large silver urn. Milk is a big part of the Rwandan diet.
Snacks like this at each break time. There were small cheese "tea sandwiches"
but they were gone in a flash so I didn't get a photo.
The grounds of our conference facility