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Under the pulsing sun, tea ladies line the streets of Sudan. They soak up what little shade they can find. Water simmers over charcoal stoves. They swirl ingredients through the steam, into the pot. Many patrons like to hold a sugar cube between the teeth while drinking to sweeten the brew. The most popular of the teas is cinnamon, with mint and ginger following close behind. Here's my version. Adapted from Global Table Adventure.
- For the strongest flavor, add the cinnamon sticks to the water as it heats up. Otherwise add it to a teapot with the black tea.
- Pour hot water over top, steep a few minutes, then pour into serving cups.
- Sweeten with sugar or honey to taste.