Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins
Taken from www.About.com. Posted for ZWT 6
Make and share this Finjan Erfeh - Saudi Spicy Tea recipe from Food.com.
- 3 cups water
- 2 teaspoons anise seeds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons black tea
- In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients, except tea, and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for three minutes. Strain.
- Pour liquid into a tea pot and add the tea. Sit for 5 mins before serving.
I so loved this tea. It was quick and easy to make with ingredients that I always have in the pantry. So delicious, sweet, tart, tangy and spicy. I used a nice green tea, raw honey and meyer lemons. Into my favorites cookbook for 2011 this goes. Thanks so much for sharing with us Coasty.
Unfortunately I think I would only like this tea if I were not feeling well. Strangely enough, I was put off by the acidity of the lemon or maybe if I used less if would have tasted better (?). Or, perhaps a Meyer lemon would have worked better (?). Not horrible just didn't work for me. Sorry. Made for Exploring UAE and surrounding areas.
I've enjoyed this a several times over the last few days and will make it again. I did use Splenda for the sweetening. Lovely flavor and easy to make with things common to my kitchen.