Ethiopian Hot Tea – Ethiopia is known for its coffee, but tea is also a very popular drink in the country. A breakfast for children’s usually consists of a tea paired with bread. Having tea in the morning is one of my favorite memories of growing up in Ethiopia. Adults prefer their tea in the afternoon.
Ethiopian tea is prepared with added spices like green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. More like an Indian chai without the milk.
I am excited to be serving the Ethiopian hot tea at the Lake Oswego and Hillsboro farmers markets starting this weekend.
Here is a recipe of Ethiopian Hot Tea if you would like to make it at home.
1 tsp. whole green cardamoms
2 tsp. whole cloves
½ tsp. Cinnamon sticks, broken
½ tsp. minced ginger (optional)
3 cups water
Put all ingredients in a kettle and boil on a medium high heat for about 10 minutes. Place a tea bag in a cup (optional). Pour the hot water to the cup, add honey or sugar (optional), stir and enjoy!