Adeni Tea/Arabic Shai/Arabic Tea

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, September 24, 2015

I would have never talked about glass of tea like this before. yes, i m a coffee person. I love the fresh aroma of coffee anytime, the aroma wafts through the air, travel through my nose, spreads in my brain and then only, it starts functioning properly!!!! Like how engine oil works an engine! 
But then today, while making this Tea and as the milk was boiling with the spices, all the above happened. It has become our new favorite and special for weekends!!!  I served this along with Yemeni doughnuts Bakhmri. 
Source Sheba Yemeni food
Ingredients (serves 2-3)
1.5 cups of Milk
1 tbsp black tea
5 nos cardamom
5 nos cloves
an inch of cinnamon 
1.5 tsp sugar (or to taste)
  • Take milk in a sauce pan, pound the cloves and cardamom roughly and add it to milk along with cinnamon.
  • Let the milk boil in a simmer flame for 5-10 minutes, let the spices release their aroma, thenadd sugar and tea, let it boil for another 3-4 minutes. 
  • Switch off the flame, let it cool for a minute. Strain the tea onto serving glasses and enjoy this awesome aromatic chai with warm Yemeni Bakhmri/Khameer.

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  1. Yea even I am a coffee person..though i won't mind making it for the hubby!..good shot yaar!

  2. I am either a coffee nor a tea person but reading your post, I do want to taste this tea.

  3. I am coffee person but these flavored teas I cant say no. :-)

  4. I dont bother about coffee or tea, but this tea is my kind of beverage.

  5. Am also a coffee person.. But yes like you I am also loving this tea.. Super delicious

  6. I like tea for morning breakfast.This is like we make at home na.I am eyeing those doughnuts .

  7. This one gets made tomorrow for sure. Love tea n coffee


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