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Arabic Kahwa tea

Tea Cups and Rain Drops!

This aromatic, traditional green tea from Kashmir has been a tea for emperors. Even though the drink is Kashmiri, its name kahwa is a word of Arabic origin, and therefore also known as Arabic Kahwa. Your cup of Kahwa is not only full of flavour but packs in some great health benefits. It is perfect for cool winter nights or rainy days for its warming effect. So sit back, relax and enjoy a cup with a good book.

What will I need?

4 tsp Kashmiri green tea leaves

2 cardamoms, slightly crushed
8 almonds, blanched and chopped
1/2” piece cinnamon
2 cloves
A few pinches of saffron
2 tbsp sugar

How is it done?

Boil 3 cups of water along with the sugar, saffron, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Once boiled, pour over the green tea leaves. Leave to infuse over a very slow flame. Strain into tea cups. Sprinkle the almonds on top of each cup and serve hot.

Makes 4 Servings.

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