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Kuwaiti Traditional Tea Recipe
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Kuwaiti Traditional Tea

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"This is the typical tea you will find in regular housed in Kuwait. Its deliciously aromatic and the spices give it a rich taste."

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  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine the water, saffron, and cardamom in a saucepan over medium heat. Cover, and bring to a boil. Add tea bags, and let the tea steep for a minute, or longer if you like stronger tea. Strain into a cup, and sweeten with sugar if desired.
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Sep 11, 2003

--- the saffron I originally use is not "powdered". Its the "hair-like-strings". There must have been a confusion with the editing of the recipe, as I recall never mentioning the type of saffron I used when I submitted it. Sorry for any confusion ---

Dec 07, 2003

Finally, a use for all those cardamon pods I have. A wonderful tea. Thanks for the recipe.


13 Ratings

Oct 26, 2006

what a great change of pace! I made this for my husband using black tea and sugar. It tasted so good that I wanted to try it with green tea and sweetener for myself. I have to say that I liked the flavor of the saffron and cardamom in both the black and green tea. A nice change from the usual addition of dried spearmint leaf, or chamomile buds and leaves. I used loose leaf tea instead of bags. Thanks for this nice recipe

Sep 12, 2008

Wonderful tea!

Sep 24, 2007

Try serving this with Basboosa (the recipe is on this website). They're good together. The first time I attempted this, I used black tea, but I couldn't taste the cardamom. The second time, I used loose leaf green tea. The cardamom and saffron flavors worked beautifully with the green tea.

Feb 05, 2008

This is a nice change from just a regular cup of tea. The spices give it a nice flavor (they are a bit expensive, but should last for quite a while). If you like tea with a little more/different flavor give this try.

Feb 22, 2011

Delicious as is, but I added a piece of cinnamon stick and a small piece of vanilla bean to see how that would taste, and it's also tasty. :)

Feb 07, 2014

We used thread saffron .. about 12 - 20 per pinch .. and green tea .. thank you


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  • Calories
  • 26 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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