Friday, October 20, 2006

Tea á la Somalia


-2 cups of Water
-One tea bag (any black tea will do)
-3/4 tsp ginger powder
-4 Cardemums
-A pinch of cloves
-One spoon cinnamon powder
-Sugar to taste

Mix it all up in a pot, don't boil. Keep a medium heat and let tea brew for atleast 15 minutes.

Hand made/painted cups in the picture by my favourite artist Soizick de la Brugiére. Can be bought in Paris and online.


clayfuture said...

Moroccan tea is almost similar too. It's yummy! I like turkish coffee too. The liquidy type, not the thick mush!

Lirun said...

thank you so much for sharing.. what an awesome repository of thought this is becoming..

you have given us all a great gift


Lirun said...

by the way.. i love just boiling water adding peppermint and brown sugar..

kaya said...

Myself I am the doodh patti (tea cooked on stove with milk and tealeaves and sometimes also cardamom) type.
But the cups are beautiful.

Lirun said...


Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Clay it looks a bit like morcoocan tea but tastes nothing like it.

Lirun, it is my pleasure :) Oh and teh peppermint and brown sugar thing I must try.

Kaya, some somalis drink this tea with milk so you can make it a dhood patti somali version.