Shaah (Somali Tea)

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Recipe by Nif_H

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!

Top Review by Dr. Jenny

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.

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.

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