Video and recipe by Dr Mona Vand
In Persian culture tea is so widely consumed that it is generally the first thing offered to a guest. Tea is the drink of choice in Iran; it is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner and throughout the day.
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon black tea leaves
- 2 cardamom pods, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon rose water
- Sugar to taste
- Bring the water to a boil in a kettle or saucepan.
- Add the tea leaves and cardamom pods to the boiling water.
- Remove the kettle or saucepan from the heat and let it steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain the tea and discard the tea leaves and cardamom pods.
- Add the rose water and sugar to taste.
- Serve hot.
- For a stronger tea, steep the tea leaves for longer.
- For a milder tea, steep the tea leaves for a shorter amount of time.
- You can adjust the amount of rose water and sugar to taste.
- You can also add other spices to your tea, such as cinnamon, cloves, or ginger.