If your parents are like mine, they drink cha (Indian tea) several times during the day. They do it first thing in the morning, before and after every meal, and offer it as refreshment to any and every guest passing through.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to make cha for when your parents aren't home and guests suddenly pop in.
* Grab a sauce pan
*For every cup of tea you're making add:
1) 3/4 cup of water
2) 1 teaspoon of black tea
3) 1 teaspoon of sugar
4) crushed lachee
5) You can even crush a little cinnamon and add it in
* Let the water boil.
* Add 1/4 cup of milk for every cup of tea you're making.
*Let the tea boil again, wait for it to foam up and rise.
The longer you let it boil the better it tastes.
*Strain, cool and drink!
At step 5 you can add crushed ginger if you have a cold, or ajowan if you're cramping. The Ajowan tea tastes pretty good, too!