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    Somali Tea

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    16 mins

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    15 mins

    celebrittany's Note:

    I really like this recipe and it's authentic. It comes from my mother-in-law who is from Somalia. Very aromatic and relaxing tea.

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    1. 1
      Boil desired amount of water in tea pot. Add tea bags using a good tea to water ratio.
    2. 2
      Smash green cardamom pods* and add to tea. (I couldn't add this to the list for some reason).
    3. 3
      Then add grated ginger and 1 cinnamon stick
    4. 4
      Let steep for about 10-15 minutes in pot.
    5. 5
      Serve with milk and sugar to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2012


      I used 4c water & 4 spoons of black tea leaves. I used fresh ginger. I only used 4TB sugar & that was plenty sweet enough for me - I can't imagine using a full cup! Very delicious tea. Made for I've saved all these recipes! & African Recipe tag 3/12.

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    • on September 12, 2009


      I made this for my sister and I with rice milk to be dairy free. I used powdered ginger as I wasnt sure what this recipe called for. I simmered the spices in the water for 13 minutes and then added the tea bag which I simmered for 4 additional minutes as to not be an overly strong tea. Then I tasted it and felt the spices had not much permeated the drink probably because they were not fresh so I added some ground cinnamon, ground cardamom and simmered the tea a 1 1/2 minutes longer without the tea bag. The tea was excellent with white sugar and milk in the said amount. (That is Somali tea) I will be making this again.

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    • on November 09, 2008


      I enjoyed this lovely, spiced, sweet tea very much. I used honey in place of sugar to bring out the individual flavors of the spices. The tea is very refreshing and calming. Thanks for sharing Brittany.

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    Nutritional Facts for Somali Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 234.0
    Calories from Fat 20
    Total Fat 2.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 8.5 mg
    Sodium 37.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 49.9 g
    Protein 2.0 g

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    black tea bags

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