Occasions for Masala Chai
Cream tea: Fresh brewed tea with milk and sugar; fresh-made warm scones with the famous clotted cream and strawberry jam; and a bowl of fresh strawberry in season and cucumber/butter sandwiches.
High tea: The "working man's early supper"; most substantial of tea meals serving hearty appetizers.
Afternoon Tea: More refined and subdued atmosphere with elegant fair usually served with sandwiches, pastries and cake.
Victorian tea: The most elegant of all with "excessive embellishments" - Sterling, Crystal, Flowers, Candles, etc. -- and wonderful food.
Family/friends or Kitchen tea: Hearty displace of home-baked goods; usually taken at the kitchen table.
Picnic tea: Spread on a quilt at the beach, at the park or in a meadow;
served from a thermos or better yet, brewed on a camp stove. .
Tea for two: Intimate -- a time for sharing and getting to know each other; possible with music if the person is very special and in front of the fireplace. Add cinnamon and ginger which are both warming spices.