Yuan Yang | Coffee Tea

HD travelled last night on emergency for four days. Doesn’t seem to be a lot of time, but having just shifted into a new locality and not having people you know around is giving me weak knees. It took me flat one hour to sleep properly and I woke up 15 minutes before the alarm rang! Grrr… I am already looking at making me and the kids super busy so that we don’t miss his presence – though he thinks we are going to enjoy our time without him! Hehe… Irrespective of the warmth or coldness of your relationship, when one part is missing, you do feel a bit low, right… πŸ™‚


Meanwhile, let me share this beautiful post of lovely fall pictures that my dear blogger friend Meena… MaShaAllah, nature can look so beautiful at different facets of life. Being in the UAE, there is not much of greenery, but even the sand in the dessert has a beauty of its own. Each and every facet on this earth points to His Existence, His Power and His Control… I would really want you all to simply immerse into the beauty that was captured… πŸ™‚


Off to the recipe today, does that name entice you? It did, for me. I first saw it hereΒ on Monu’s space and I was surprised. Tea and coffee is something I always thought went separately but both together was something I could not imagine. Then I went on to read about it on Wikipedia, especially the proportion of the coffee against tea in the drink. When you hear the name itself, you can fathom that it definitely has to be Chinese!!! Once I tried this, I make this for myself at least once a week, it is a really refreshing drink. Somehow the men did not favor the taste but I love it so much now that it is my go-to drink when I need some extra energy!!! I must thank Monu for introducing me to this variation of tea and getting me hooked onto it!


End note: as I discussed about this drink with my colleagues, I was informed that there is something served in our Kerala railway stations called as “podi chaya” or even called “chaapi” (chaaya + kaapi = chaapi πŸ˜€ ) which is basically some Bru coffee mixed in tea! This was something I never knew… and now I feel that next time I go back home, I have to go the railway station and ask for a cup of this special tea… πŸ™‚



Yuan Yang | Coffee Tea

Course Drinks
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 heaped tsp black tea
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 tsp coffee I use Nescafe Gold


  • Put milk, water and tea in a pan. Boil and cook till the tea gets browned (lightly colored).
  • In the serving mug, add the sugar and coffee powder.
  • Pour half the tea and mix well. Pour back into the pan. Mix well again.
  • Finally pour into your serving mug and enjoy!

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  1. I tried this in HK and in China too.. Interesting drink right?

    1. Yes, definitely it is, Veena… thanks a lot…

  2. new to me will try πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Remya… πŸ™‚

  3. wow tis s damn sooper .. shd try

    1. Thanks a lot Kalpana…

    1. Thanks a lot Haffa…

  4. Different and must try.

    1. Thanks a lot Shailaja…

  5. that's a great way to have both– tea and coffee.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

    1. Thanks a lot Linsy…

  6. That's a very different recipe rafee.I too feel the same way when my hubby is not around.You didn't mention adding tea to milk in method.

    1. I guess most wives do… I have changed the draft dear, thank you for notifying the error Sathya…

  7. This is a different way of making tea and coffee…….love it… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  8. unique two in one ..lovely idea πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  9. I see this here but never tired it and I guess I now should give it a try πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

  10. hey raffyy thanku so much for trying out this… glad you share it too πŸ™‚ this is looking wonderful than mine mashallah awesome πŸ™‚

    1. I really love it Monu… it is my go to drink whenever I need some extra pepping up… πŸ˜‰ JazakAllah Khairan dear… πŸ™‚

  11. Wow…thats a unique one….My DH loves surprises in his cup…so giving a try and will share my feedback!

    1. Thank you so much Ree… hope your DH enjoys it…

  12. This looks very tempting and inviting:) Yumm πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… πŸ™‚

  13. hmm..interesting recipe

    1. Thanks a lot Ruxana…

  14. Very interesting combo! I'm going to try this soon πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

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