Total Time
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add tea bag, cardamom seeds, cloves and sugar to a large mug. Add boiling water.
  2. Stir well, the tea bag may break open but that's ok because it will be strained.
  3. Add the milk or Nido to another mug then strain tea into that mug. Stir and serve.


Most Helpful

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.

Dr. Jenny May 28, 2011

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

mary winecoff May 27, 2011

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

Boomette May 28, 2011

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