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 1/3 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.
2. Remove from heat and add Condensed milk
3. Place back on heat and allow to boil again with milk.
4. Take off heat and serve.
Categories: Middle Eastern Food