I was first introduced to Karak tea in Old Dubai – I was waiting by the pier to take the ferry over to Dubai Creek and saw a Karak stand. I ordered a cup and was mesmorized from that moment. Its infused with cardamon, cinnamon, and creamy condensed milk. The flavor is incredible. If you’re wondering how it tastes, its similar to a chai tea. I took my own spin on Karak and added rose buds and a little bit of ginger. The rose buds adds the smell of flowers. It makes a huge difference. Try this out and let me know how it goes.
Homemade Karak Tea شاي كرك -
1 1/2 cup Water
1 bag Black tea
3 Tbsp Condensed milk (carnation milk)
5 Rose buds
5 Cardamon pods (crushed)
or 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
1 Cinnamon Stick
1. Place in kettle: Water, black tea bag, rose buds, cardmon pods, 1 cinnamon stick and allow to boil over medium heat.
2. Remove from heat and add Condensed milk
3. Place back on low heat and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes.
4. Take off heat and pot through a strainer before serving.
5. Add sugar to sweeten.
Categories: Middle Eastern Food