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Adeni Tea

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe come from Aden, Yemen. Its great for a weekend brunch or breakfast. Sweet, rich, authentic, fragrant, and magical hot drink. Great for the winter."
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25 m servings 179
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Cut tea bags open and empty into a small bowl; discard tea bags.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add loose tea. Boil tea until water becomes dark red, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir sugar into tea.
  3. Grind cardamom seeds in an electric grinder or using a mortar and pestle. Stir ground cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger into tea; boil until flavors are infused, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir milk into tea and bring back to a boil for about 2 minutes. Pour tea through a sieve to separate out solids. Serve hot.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can control the ratio of the water/milk by adding one more cup of water or one less. This is supposed to be a very sweet drink, so feel free to add more sugar if you want the very authentic version. You can use fresh ginger root (sliced) and cinnamon sticks if you wish but I find the powders deliver stronger flavors. For the tea, I use Lipton® yellow label tea bags.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 7.3 22.6 6.5 27 106 Full nutrition

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I have this almost everyday except I use Al-kbous tea (finely ground). This can be found in most arabian food stores. I allow spices to simmer a bit longer before adding tea and simmer for a cou...

Very good. It's great to serve to guests, but I make it for myself as well. It's a nice way to have a quiet moment in our busy lives. I made it as directed, except I use a variety of good bl...

This is beyond could become, it is addictive. I've done it more often without the tea to eliminate the caffeine factor and I like it just as much.

I used whole milk and added a little more sugar. Very tasty

I just made this for the 1st time and think it great stuff. I did not have the suggested tea, thus I used a Bigelow - White tea with Tangerine and it turned out fantastic. I will make it again! ...

Dear Hollywood Andrews, I am looking for Al-kbous tea. I am in the Los Angeles area and with "Hollywood" in your name, I'm hoping you are in LA too. Even if you are not, could you tell me where ...

OMG. This could become addictive.