Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins
When I discovered how few recipes representing Oman were on the site, I went searching. The NA/ME Forum will be spending January 2013 exploring the country & here is my culinary contribution. **this is delicious! It was perfectly sweetened & lightened. I re-steeped adding 3c water, the last 4oz of evap milk in the can & only 1TB sugar. Also, 1st time, I added 2TB crystallized ginger & only 2TB sugar. YUM!**
- 3 cups water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tea bags or 2 teaspoons loose tea
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger or 1 tablespoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- Put the water, sugar and tea into a teapot and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 2–3 minutes.
- Add the canned milk, and if using ground cardamom, add that too. Bring again to a boil.
- Then immediately remove from the heat (before it rises and comes out of the teapot). If using ginger, add now then strain. Enjoy piping hot.
Tasty and light at least how I had to change it to suit my diet. There is a similar tea which in Arabic they call, chai haleeb meaning milk tea made in Kuwait and I think Saudi Arabia as well so this is probably a regional recipe enjoyed with breakfast and also the last small meal of the day during the evening, lunch being the main meal of the day. I made this with homemade almond milk of which I had removed their skins, I know. My husbands family (Kuwaiti background) uses Carnation evaporated milk in this type of tea, to be healthier I used my usual since being pregnant, Traditional Medicinals Prganic Red Rasberry leaf tea bags which I simmered in a little water with organic sugar (no headache), and cardamom pods. I added it to the almond milk without simmering because I know it separates. I tried some that way as well as some with a little powdered ginger. DD, 5 years old and I liked the tea with the addition of ginger most. I may male this again with a different dairy free milk. Made for January 2013 ~ NA/ME explores OMAN!
This was so good. One night when I had a bad bout of insomnia I made this at about 3:30am. I read for about 20 mins or so and went back to bed where I actually went to sleep and then forgot to review or report making this! I don't really know if it was the tea or not but I slept wonderfully for the next 4.5 hrs :D. It tastes lovely and I'll be enjoying this many times over.
Clearly another winner posted by Elmotoo ! When I tagged this recipe I had intended on using cardamon however, I wasn't able to find it, and I suspect MIL tossed it when she organized my closet as it was in a baggy wrapped up with a rubberband. So with that said, I used the ground ginger instead. The flavor was very soothing and the aroma drifted trough the house. Made for Winter NA-ME tag.