Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a strong tea served in Israel and middle east. I am posting this at the request of my Eldest daughter who loves this Tea and was afraid of loosing the family recipe, such as it is.


  1. Set the tea kettle on bringing fresh water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile rest a tea strainer into the top of your teapot and place the tea and cardomon into the tea strainer.
  3. When the water comes to a boil slowly pour it over the tea into the teapot till the teapot is full.
  4. Put the lid on and let it rest 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove strainer.
  6. Serve hot tea with sugar and cream to taste. We like it sweet and creamy.
Most Helpful

so simple & delicious. i'm a huge fan of cardamom. the cream makes it so comforting. just what i needed on a cold winter day. made for Exploring UAE in the NA/ME Forum.

Elmotoo January 25, 2014

Delish and the smell of the cardamom is beautiful. I made a version of this with English Breakfast tea bags, 3 cardamom pods lightly crushed, because I love cardamom and because I wasn't sure 3 seeds was correct. I used honey instead of sugar to be healthier but would use white sugar next time because I didn't like the honey flavour in this. I used a bit of heavy cream as that is what I had. I will make this again!!

UmmBinat March 22, 2010

Great stuff ! I found the cardamom in the bulk spices at Whole Foods.I made my tea with Earl Gray. I used Fat Free Half and Half and honey. Thank you for sharing this one.

Chef RZ Fan July 31, 2007