Prep 3 mins
Cook 2 mins
There are many ways to make Somali tea, this is one way to make it. You can experiment and try adding more/less ingredients until you find your favourite way. I adapted a recipe from a Somali cooking website. You will need a small fine strainer. Enjoy!
- 1 tea bag, regular black tea
- 4 cardamom seeds, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon clove, crushed
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups water, boiling
- 1 tablespoon milk (or Nido which is a powdered milk)
- Add tea bag, cardamom seeds, cloves and sugar to a large mug. Add boiling water.
- Stir well, the tea bag may break open but that's ok because it will be strained.
- Add the milk or Nido to another mug then strain tea into that mug. Stir and serve.
I agree with another reviewer that the subtle taste of the cloves and cardamom seeds were really nice in this tea. I used Earl Grey. I don't like my beverages very sweet so 3/4 tsp of sugar was plenty for me. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT 7.
Loved the subtle taste of the cloves and cardamom seeds. I sat out on the deck this morning and enjoyed this instead of my coffee. Great way to start the day! Made for ZWT7
I made it 2 times. Yesterday with earl grey and 1 tbs sugar. It was too sweet but I loved the taste. Today I tried with black tea and no sugar. I needed the sweetness so I added 1/2 tbs of sugar. It was perfect. But I think I prefer it with earl grey. I bought more cardamom pods today so I can do it very often :) Thanks Nif :) Made for the Count Dracula and His Hot Bites for ZWT7