Traditional Kuwaiti Tea

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 8 mins

This is the everyday tea that you will find being served in all the households in Kuwait. It is refreshing & with a delicate flavour & aroma.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the tea bags, saffron & cardamon into a pan & add the water. Cover & bring to the boil. (if you do not like your tea strong, you can add the tea bag just after the water has boiled).
  2. Turn off heat then allow to steep for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour into cup (use tea strainer!) and add sugar to taste.


Most Helpful

Made exactly as written, wouldn't change a thing. What a lovely mug of tea. It was perfect, I love cardamom and saffron this was a no brainer for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe, that I will enjoy again. Made for NA/ME Feb Fun in the Sun 2013.

Baby Kato February 17, 2013

I made for this lovely tea breakfast this morning and it was delicious. I don't believe that I've ever had tea with saffron in it before. I used Darjeeling tea and it had a pretty golden accent to the color and the cardamom flavor was also a real pleasure. In short this is a wonderful tea that will be made again. :D

Annacia July 30, 2011

This is really good but I wouldnt call hot tea refreshing but lovely none the less. I always use a bit more than one cup water and it turns out almost perfect. I don't like strong tea so I do put the tea bag in the water after boiling and then I remove it from the burner to calm the boiling down a bit and turn the burner heat down I then simmer it for 1 1/2 minutes. This was a wonderful cup of tea which I had with breakfast. I will definitely make this again. Made for Ramadan Tag.

UmmBinat September 18, 2009

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