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My husband made me this tea and it is absolutely delicious. It’s quick and easy to make.

1) Add the amount of sugar, or honey to your taste. Right in the cup that you will be drinking from [I used a mug].  Boil some water in a kettle. Bring to a rolling boil.

2) Crack open a pod of cardamon and add to the sugar.

3) Add 1 and 1/2 tblsp of loose tea leaves [I used Kaboos from Yemen. PG tips will work just as great as well–finely ground tea works best] straight into the mug as well.

4) Add evaporated milk and hot water to the sugar/honey, cardamon and tea leaves in the mug. Add the desired amount of evaporated milk. Some like more milk than others–I prefer it well balanced. Remember I am Muslim, everything needs to be balanced for me. So the amount will depend on your personal taste.

5) Add more hot water to fill the mug.

6) Some tea leaves will rise to the surface. Stir well.

7) Enjoy !!!

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Pour 3 cups of water in a kettle. Coarsely grind 5 cardamon and cloves in a pestle and mortar. Add to the water and bring to a rolling boil. Turn flame down to a low. Add 1/2 tsp of loose tea [I use a Yemeni brand called Kaboos. PG Tips works well too], and let boil for 30 seconds. Cover and let steep for 2 minutes. It takes on a reddish color, hence the name “Red Tea” in Aden. Serve.

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In Yemen this is called “Qahwa bayda” meaning white coffee. It is absolutely delicious.

For two mugs you will need:

1) 1 cup of toasted sesame seeds (or more if you lke–we scoop them up with a spoon after we have drank the liquid)
2) 3 cups of water
3) 1/2-3/4 of a cup evaporated milk
4) 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
4) 1/4 tsp of ground cardamon
5) fresh ginger grated (half the size of your index finger)
6) sugar to taste
7) 1 tsp of Yemeni coffee ((lightly toasted coffee beans that have been ground)

Place the water, sesame seeds, cinnamon, cardamon, sugar and ginger in a saucepan to boil under medium heat. Get it into a rolling boil, and then lower the heat and let simmer under low for about 8-10 minutes for the flavors to blend.

Add the evaporated milk (you can add more if you want it milkier). Let it boil for another 5 minutes or so. Add the coffee and let boil for a few seconds (do not boil for long) and serve immediately.

Enjoy ! Makes for a great winter drink.

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This is an afternoon, after lunch, tea ALL Adenis enjoy as a family. Very easy to make, and very very delicious. ONLY to be found in Adeni homes :-) !!!!

Here is the recipe for four glasses.

You will need:

1) 3 cups and and a 1/2 of water

2) 1/2 cup of evaporated milk (unsweetened)

4) Sugar to taste (i use 1/4 of a cup)

5) 6 whole cardamons crushed

6) 1 tblsp of loose tea leaves ( If you have someone coming from Yemen have them bring you Kabus tea leaves, and if not use PG Tips that you can get from any South Asian or Middle Eastern Store)

In a pot boil the water, milk, sugar, half of the cardamon. Let it boil for about 10-15 minutes under low heat until the mixture turns a little yellowy (as the sugar carmelizes).

Then add the tea leaves and leave until the desired tea color (some like it dark and some like it light, just remember that the darker it gets the bitter it gets as well). I like it in between.

Turn it off. Place the rest of the crushed cardamon in a thermos and pour the tea into it using a sieve to catch the loose tea leaves.

Serve hot.

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