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Fresh from the stove or campfire, with the scent of sage rising in the steam. On its own, Shai bil Maremiah is rich and earthy, but for a true Jordanian experience, a touch of sugar or your favourite sweetener will make it sing. Hot days and playful moods may entice you to serve your Jordanian Sage over ice.
For a traditional experience, serve Jordanian Sage in tiny tea glasses on a decorative tea tray – perfect for sharing with friends and family or impressing guests. Keep the rest hot in the teapot, and ensure the tiny refills never stop flowing! Your favourite teacups or mugs will also be a perfect fit.
This herbaceous brew is delightful on its own, but you’ll be pleased to know that Jordanian’s love pairing their tea with bikkies. Use your favourites or try traditional Jordanian biscuits like barazek (sesame and pistachio cookies that combine elements of shortbread, baklava, and biscotti), ghraibeh (buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies), ka’ak (dry, double-baked breadsticks), and qurshalla (aniseed flavoured rusk). Special occasions call for ma’moul (semolina-based cookies made with rose and orange blossom water and filled with walnuts, dates, or pistachios). For casual gatherings, a mixed selection of salted nuts and seeds is ideal. Shai bil Maremiah is also a beautiful way to bring warmth and balance to breakfast.
Tea time is an ephemeral concept in Jordan, arising and dissipating moment to moment. Around desert campfires and in the homes, tea is almost always being sipped, though evening indulgences are reserved for nights when an energetic buzz is desired.
For a softer buzz
1 tsp per cup
Bring 1 cup of water to a rolling boil in a stovetop teapot. Add 1 tsp of tea. Boil covered for 1 min. Remove from heat. Steep for 2 min. Strain into cup. Sweeten to taste.
Brew it the traditional Jordanian way
Bring freshly drawn ambient water to a rolling boil in a stovetop teapot. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup. Boil covered for 1 min. Remove from heat. Steep for 2 min. Strain into cup. Sweeten to taste. If sweetening with sugar, add it while the tea is boiling on the stovetop for a greater depth of flavour. Best served in traditional small tea glasses. If sharing, impress guests by serving on a decorative tea tray. Enjoy on its own or with a traditional selection of mixed nuts, dates and dried fruit.