Adeni Tea

Adeni Tea

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"This recipe come from Aden, Yemen. Its great for a weekend brunch or breakfast. Sweet, rich, authentic, fragrant, and magical hot drink. Great for the winter."
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25 m servings 179 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 106 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Cut tea bags open and empty into a small bowl; discard tea bags.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add loose tea. Boil tea until water becomes dark red, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir sugar into tea.
  3. Grind cardamom seeds in an electric grinder or using a mortar and pestle. Stir ground cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger into tea; boil until flavors are infused, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir milk into tea and bring back to a boil for about 2 minutes. Pour tea through a sieve to separate out solids. Serve hot.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can control the ratio of the water/milk by adding one more cup of water or one less. This is supposed to be a very sweet drink, so feel free to add more sugar if you want the very authentic version. You can use fresh ginger root (sliced) and cinnamon sticks if you wish but I find the powders deliver stronger flavors. For the tea, I use Lipton(R) yellow label tea bags.


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I have this almost everyday except I use Al-kbous tea (finely ground). This can be found in most arabian food stores. I allow spices to simmer a bit longer before adding tea and simmer for a cou...

Dear Hollywood Andrews, I am looking for Al-kbous tea. I am in the Los Angeles area and with "Hollywood" in your name, I'm hoping you are in LA too. Even if you are not, could you tell me where ...

This is beyond could become, it is addictive. I've done it more often without the tea to eliminate the caffeine factor and I like it just as much.

OMG. This could become addictive.

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