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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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut tea bags open and empty into a small bowl; discard tea bags.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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(R) yellow label tea bags.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 22.6g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 27.4mg; sodium 105.7mg. Full Nutrition
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