How to brew Persian Tea

April 10, 2013

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Directions

  1. All you need is a nice teapot, loose tea, and a pinch of rose petals.
  2. Using a mesh tea infuser to keep the leaves from going onto the cup.  It isn’t necessary, though.
  3. Place a couple of generous pinches of loose tea and one pinch of rose petals in the teapot.
  4. Add boiling water. Cover and let steep for about 5 to 10 minutes. Persians will usually place the teapot on top of the kettle as it simmers on the stove in order to keep the tea warm.
  5. Here comes the Persian way of pouring tea. First, pour some of the hot tea into the cup to check its color. It must be somewhat dark. Then pour the tea back into the tea pot. This will do two things: 1) it will warm up the cup and 2) it moves the tea inside the teapot around so that color of the tea is even.  If the color is light, let steep for a little longer. Then fill up one third to half of the cup with tea.
  6. Pour hot water over it. And now you have Persian tea!
Category: Persian Recipes

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