This is the typical tea you will find in regular housed in Kuwait. Its deliciously aromatic and the spices give it a rich taste.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the water, saffron, and cardamom in a saucepan over medium heat. Cover, and bring to a boil. Add tea bags, and let the tea steep for a minute, or longer if you like stronger tea. Strain into a cup, and sweeten with sugar if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

26 calories; 0.3 g protein; 6.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
--- the saffron I originally use is not "powdered". Its the "hair-like-strings". There must have been a confusion with the editing of the recipe as I recall never mentioning the type of saffron I used when I submitted it. Sorry for any confusion --- Read More
(39)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2016
Not my cup of tea but not terrible. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
--- the saffron I originally use is not "powdered". Its the "hair-like-strings". There must have been a confusion with the editing of the recipe as I recall never mentioning the type of saffron I used when I submitted it. Sorry for any confusion --- Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Finally a use for all those cardamon pods I have. A wonderful tea. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2006
what a great change of pace! I made this for my husband using black tea and sugar. It tasted so good that I wanted to try it with green tea and sweetener for myself. I have to say that I liked the flavor of the saffron and cardamom in both the black and green tea. A nice change from the usual addition of dried spearmint leaf or chamomile buds and leaves. I used loose leaf tea instead of bags. Thanks for this nice recipe Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
Try serving this with Basboosa (the recipe is on this website). They're good together. The first time I attempted this I used black tea but I couldn't taste the cardamom. The second time I used loose leaf green tea. The cardamom and saffron flavors worked beautifully with the green tea. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2008
Wonderful tea! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
This is a nice change from just a regular cup of tea. The spices give it a nice flavor (they are a bit expensive but should last for quite a while). If you like tea with a little more/different flavor give this try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
Delicious as is but I added a piece of cinnamon stick and a small piece of vanilla bean to see how that would taste and it's also tasty.:) Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2014
We used thread saffron.. about 12 - 20 per pinch.. and green tea.. thank you Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2015
I found this easy and refreshing. I found Darjeeling tea was good with this as it's not too strong. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2016
Not my cup of tea but not terrible. Read More