How To Make Delicious Somali Spiced Tea At Home With Ayeeyo’s Blends
If you've ever experienced the comforting, warm and delightful flavours of Somali shaah you’d know that the taste can be hard to replicate without all the right ingredients. Ayeeyo’s Blends uses a traditional xawaash recipe handed down by generations with all the spices you need to get that authentic taste. It’s no wonder this household staple holds a special place in the hearts and spice cabinets of Somalis all around the world. Now, grab your teapot, put on your apron, and let's learn how to brew the perfect little spiced cuppa with Ayeeyo’s Blends.
Serves 3 cups of tea:
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 cups of water
- 3 tea bags
- Sugar, honey or sweetener
- Ayeeyo’s Blends
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
Get your Ayeeyo’s Blends Traditional Somali Tea Spices, black tea, milk and sugar, honey or your preferred sweetener. Somali tea is enjoyed white to achieve that sweet and creamy taste, so you can use a milk alternative of your choosing or condensed milk for a little extra sweetness.
Step 2: Measure and Boil
Measure out two cups of water and pour it into saucepan. While the water is bubbling away, begin to measure out your ingredients. You will be working to a 1:1 ratio - meaning that for each cup of tea you serve, you will need one teabag and one teaspoon of Ayeeyo’s Blends.
Step 3: Spice It Up!
Once your water reaches a boil, it’s time to add your dry ingredients. Throw in your sugar, tea and Ayeeyo’s Blends, allowing the spices to infuse until everything is brewed to perfection.
Step 4: Add Creaminess
While the tea is steeping, it's time to introduce the creamy element - whether it’s full fat, oat or condensed milk. Pour one cup into the saucepan, giving the tea a creamy texture and let it come to boil.
Step 5: Strain and Serve
Once the tea has simmered to perfection, it's time to strain it. Use a tea strainer to separate the tea and spices before pouring into your favorite teacups.
And there you have it – a simple way to make delicious Somali tea at home using Ayeeyo’s Blends traditional Somali tea spices!
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