Tea is my favorite beverage, if made properly. An improper tea peeves me off. I guess it runs in the family. It’s with my parents, it’s with HD as well. We prefer having tea from street side restaurants rather than homes most of the time, since many just can’t make a proper cup of tea. 🙁 I feel really bad to say this, but it is from experience. There are very rare times when I have really liked the tea from somebody’s house. I feel people make coffee better, since it is more easier to do so I always ask for it. Hehe…
Like tea? Then here are some that are already on the blog – not the sulamani types! 😉
Burma Chai – for people who love tea with just milk!
Yuan Yang – Coffee Tea (try this! A very different beverage…)
Adding one more to the long list above today… Adeni Chai is a sweet Yemeni style milk tea. When I heard about this tea, I scoured through a lot of recipes and one thing I found in common is that two spices are used in their tea without fail – cardamom and cloves. Cardamom is something we use a lot in our tea, but clove is usually meant only for Masala Chai or Turmeric Milk for me. So I was really curious to see how it would blend in with the tea. Even with the cinnamon and the cardamom, the clove flavor stands out in the tea. So if you are not a clove fan, I would advise to be wary of trying it. HD didn’t like the tea but since I am a spice person and even though clove is my least liked spice, I still loved the tea due to the mild hue of the cardamom. I use milk for the tea though most of the recipes ask for evaporated milk, but I am really not fond of it.
So if you are in a mood for a slightly different tasting tea, here it is for you. Do enjoy it nice and warm on a cold morning… 🙂 Off to the recipe…
Yemeni Adani Tea
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tbsp tea powder
- 1 small pc cinnamon
- 2 cloves
- 2 cardamom
- 1/2 cup milk
- Sugar to taste
- Combine water, tea powder and spices in a saucepan and bring it to boil till the tea has brewed well.
- Add the milk and bring it to a boil.
- Add sugar, switch off the flame.
- Strain into your favorite cup or mug and enjoy!