Monday, December 17, 2012

Life & Style | Let Me Make You A Cup Of Tea

I love tea. I love making tea.

If you stop by my house, tea is the very first thing that I am going to serve you. 

I won't use tea bags to make you tea, I am going to make you tea the old fashioned way.

I am originally from Iran and we drink tea all day long and for every occasion.

In my family, we only drink black tea and we call it Chai. A good Persian tea has a beautiful cherry color. 

I usually serve tea in tiny glasses. So whenever I have a party, I end up going back to my kitchen several times to bring more tea in more tiny glasses.

To make a wonderful Persian tea, you need some water, a kettle, a teapot, some loose black tea leaves and a few cardamom pods.

Here are the steps to make Persian tea:
  • Boil water in a kettle.
  • While waiting for water to boil, add a few teaspoons of black tea leaves and a couple of cardamom pods in a small teapot.
  • Fill half of the teapot with boiling water.
  • Place the teapot on top of the kettle and wait about 5 minutes.
  • This allows the true flavor & color of the tea to emerge.
  • Fill a third of a tiny glass cup with this tea and fill the rest of the cup with hot water.
  • Your tea should be ruby colored.
  • Place a tiny sugar cube on your tongue and drink your tea over it.
  • Voila, that is how you make Persian style tea.

If you love tea and tea parties as much as I do, visit your Library to check out
books like these for your next party.

Having tea : recipes & table settings

Tea & cookies

Alice's Tea Cup  
signing off until next Monday-Panteha


  1. I love tea,too, and this time of year I love it more because it's hot!

  2. Your blog post brings back memories of enjoying sugar cubes by the tea set. The tea set was shiny and prominent in the living room of my neighbors. My friend and I would help ourselves to sugar cubes, never tea. His parents were from Iran and tea was apparently important in their home, too. Very nice memories. Enjoy your tea!

    1. Thanks for sharing your childhood memory with us. I should confess that I love drinking tea with lots of sugar cubes.I think everything taste better with sugar.