Karak Tea is the popular spices Arabic drink which believe to be originated from India. The Qatar Karak Tea is not as spicy as what we get in the Indian Masala Chai Tea, there are varies version of Karak Tea with endless possibilities in the use of spices to suit your taste bud.
The basic common ingredients used are: black tea, condensed milk or evaporated milk, sugar and spices. Some people like to add spices such as ginger, cardamon, cinnamon, star anise , peppercorn, nutmeg or cloves. As for my family, I add saffron and little sugar in it. In Qatar we can get a special evaporated milk that comes with cardamon flavour, most people believe it's to cater for the local drinking culture.
This should be the last post before I break for my summer holidays and wishing all Muslim friends and readers Happy Eid Mubarak in advance!
Yield: 4 glasses of small Karak Tea
15g Black tea (used Red Label tea)
200ml hot water
50ml evaporated milk (Rainbow brand with cardamon)
a pinch of saffron
sugar (to taste)
Put the black tea in a small tea bag, place the tea bag in the tea pot, add saffron. Pour in the hot boiled water, add evaporated milk and sugar (to taste). Stir well to dissolve the sugar before serving.
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (July 2015 Event: Tea)
organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY
and hosted by Cheryl of Baking Taitai.