Mar 3, 2008

Somali Spiced Tea

When my family and I were living in Northern Virginia, I always looked forward to Ramadan every year because I knew it meant the Somalia women in the mosque would be making this recipe. They not only make this tea but also with coffee, which I love even more.

5 cups water
4 whole cardamoms, crushed
4 whole cloves
1 stick of cinnamon
slice of ginger (optional)
4 teaspoon black tea (or 7 teabags tied together)
1 1/2 cups milk

1. In a stove top proof kettle, add the water, spices and ginger.
When it comes to a boil, add the tea bags. Let boil 1 minute and add the milk. Reduce, add sugar and let it come to a boil again. Strain and serve.
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