2000s Recipes + Menus

Ethiopian Spice Tea

Makes1 cup
  • Active time:10 min
  • Start to finish:15 min
October 2000
This is more of an infusion than a true tea, since it isn't made with tea leaves. You will have leftover spice tea to store.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (1/4-inch-thick) slice fresh ginger
  • Stir all ground spices together in a small bowl.
  • Bring water to a boil. Add 1/8 teaspoon spice mixture and ginger and simmer 4 minutes. Pour tea through a fine sieve lined with a coffee filter or paper towel in a cup.
Cooks' note: Spice mixture keeps in an airtight container, chilled, 3 months.
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