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Sulaimani tea


The Malabari tea
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Desserts, Drinks, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine Indian, Kerala, Malabar, One pot, South indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 cups


  • 5 cups drinking water
  • 2 tsp black tea leaves use dust tea for stronger aroma
  • unrefined sugar to taste, use stevia for low cal version


  • 2 pods green cardamom
  • 1 cloves
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 4-5 Black pepper Whole


  • Crush the aromatics using a mortar and pestle
  • In a saucepan bring the water to a boil and add the aromatics and boil further,
  • when in a rolling boil add the tea leaves and unrefined sugar.
  • Allow the tea to seep for three minutes and remove.
  • Strain and serve hot.
  • Add in a few strands of saffron, mint or a slice of lemon.


Use stevia to sweeten if you prefer low-calorie version.
The use of mint or lemon or saffron is based on individual preference.
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