Dosa and Assam tea

My favourite breakfast. Dosa. Perfect with a malty Assam tea! 7 grams on 500 ml, 95 degrees water, 3 minutes.

Gerechten: Banket, Tussendoortjes en Vegetarisch
Thee: Zwart

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