Al Za’tar

Za’tar is an herb similar to oregano which is popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. This herb is believed to a remedy for stomach aches and indigestion. Za’tar is soaked in hot water to make the tea and can be served with or without sugar. Add 1 tablespoon of za’tar per every 3 cups of water.

1 tablespoon za’tar
3 cups boiling water

1. Add za’tar to boiling water and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Drain tea with a strainer and serve tea.

Yields: 3 cups or 16 Arabic cups

9 Responses to Al Za’tar

  • Mona says:

    You know before someone told me of this and I thought you did it with actual tea hehe now I feel dumb.

  • UmmBinat says:

    Salam alaikum UmmTalal, it’s UmmBinat, Is this herb called wild oregano in English? I have been trying to find this out for years! Ma’asalama

  • Noor says:

    You know for some reason I think you maybe thought I was referring to the za’tar herbal mix. This came in my mind today LOL. Za’tar is thyme in most countries and I think others just use oregano.

  • UmmBinat says:

    Salam alaikum wa ramatulah, no I didn’t think you are referring to the mixture, hehe. That Wikipedia page still didn’t answer my question. hmm.

  • UmmBinat says:

    Salam alaikum wa ramatulah, no I didn’t think you are referring to the mixture, hehe. That Wikipedia page still didn’t answer my question. hmm.

  • Noor says:

    I use the dried and it taste nice actually in some countries like Morocco they drink this a lot..

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