Yummy! Sugar With Tea?

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Do you Add Sugar to your Tea or Coffee?

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  2. Yes but just a little

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  1. sister herb
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    Sister meant chai tea! Of course I know recipes. Havent I send one to here already...
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    Chai

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    Ingredients:

    8 cups water
    6-8 cardamon pods, split open
    3-5 cloves
    1 tsp fennel seeds
    2-3 small cinnamon sticks
    3 black tea bags
    1 vanilla tea bag
    1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

    Directions:

    In a large tea pot add the water, cardamon pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and fennel seeds. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and allow to boil for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.

    Add all four tea bags. Lower heat to medium low and steep for 10 minutes.

    Remove tea bags. Add the condensed milk, stirring well to fully incorporate. Stir occasionally to avoid the milk scalding on the bottom of the pot. After 5 minutes, turn off heat. Let sit for a few minutes longer before serving. Strain the tea upon serving.

    Notes:
    Use a saucepan if your tea pot doesn’t accommodate 8 cups of water.
    For a more pronounced taste from the spices, use the highest suggested amount. For a subtle taste, the least suggested amount.
    If you don’t have vanilla tea bags, add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract at the end after you have turned off the stove.
    For a less sweeter chai, do not use the entire can of condensed milk.
    This also tastes really good chilled.

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    I make chai with cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, either cinnamon or fresh ginger, and sometimes a few dried chilli flakes, and yes quite a lot of sugar, and always in a pan, the tea needs to have very strong flavour to carry those spices.

    Do you have any recipes for Russian tea? I tried so many times but couldn't get it right, eventually I decided it must be the water is wrong. Then I visited a Russian cafe in London and they made it perfect. I was sad and happy at the same time
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    Russia is a huge country. What kind of tea you might mean? Mostly they drink black tea, some parts of the country also with lemon and raspberry jam.
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    Black tea like they would drink in St.Petersburg. With anyberry jam :)
    I bought Georgian black tea even, from the Russian shop. I know it should be just add water, but it is never right. Or maybe the tea shouldn't be Georgian?
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    I have visited before in the St.Petersburg and drunk there kind of tea.
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    Br Hassan,

    I know Russians in my city and can ask from them but have to know what kind of tea you really mean.
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    It is just very normal black tea, like you would have at breakfast or if you visit someone's home.
    I tried so many ways to make it taste right, and I didn't like to admit defeat.
    Maybe it is too specific a request, maybe I should ask at the cafe, I'll pass there next week, in shaa Allah.
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    :salam:

    Never tried nutmeg in tea, that actually would be nice.

    But... chilli flakes? Do people normally ever add that in?
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    :salam:

    In my culture coffee is most popular and they usually drink it with salt and milk:mad:. However, if i were maybe to drink something hot i would prefer iced tea and Moroccan mint tea with or without sugar.
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    Heh, I do not think it is normal, first time I tried it, it was somebody's accident, but I liked it. Just a few like 2-4 of them, not to spoil the rest of the flavours.

    Coffee with salt, I couldn't understand when I saw people making coffee using seawater. I never tried it myself, but I would give it a go. I suspect I might still want sugar too, which really starts to sound too much.
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    @Hassan
    Assalaamualaikum.

    What's with you and tea? You sound like a hardcore-fanatic tea lover :D
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    I dont know how to reply either.. hehe.. i can see that i made a mistake.. i am new to internet and website.. il get used to the technology slowly.. hehe
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    Be carefull with nutmeg. It might cause hallucinations if use it too much. Some people use it as drug.

    Real chef has to know that too. ;)
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    Yes, I've actually seen some scholars saying using nutmeg is not halal, unless its used in very tiny quantities -since its also a drug.

    Here's more on this link: http://www.islamqa.com/en/39408
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    JazakAllah khairan

    I have never used so much that it had those effects, but I thank you for the reminder Sister.

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    I add sugar to black tea.

    High grade green tea like gyokuro, sencha dragon well when prepared properly is naturally sweet and aromatic, so there is no need to add sugar.
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    I love your name Sister Herb!!!!!! MashAllah

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