A Celebration Of Tea

Middle Eastern Tea

Ingredients - for 5 cups:
  • 5 teaspoons of black tea (or 5 tea bags)
  • 1 spoon of diced raisins
  • 1 spoon of roasted almonds
    (without the thin peel) and finely chopped
  • 4 spoons of Arak or brandy
  • honey according to taste
  • Put the tea leaves in a teapot.
  • Add 2 cups of boiling water and steep the tea for 5 minutes.
  • Put the raisins, the almonds, the honey and the Arak or brandy in a pot.
  • Pour the remainder of the boiling water into the pot and cook on a very low fire
    just in order to keep it hot.
  • Pour brewed tea into the pot and heat for an extra minute or two.
  • Pour into glasses. For variety it can be decorated with small pieces of pineapple.
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