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Hot off the stove with the spice fragrance rising to greet you with each sip; though iced tea is an equally tasty treat. Add your desired sweetener to lift the flavour of the spices.
Fresh from the stove with the warmth of the spices ignited by the heat of the brew. On hot days, you can stray from tradition and enjoy Shahi Ahmar over ice. Purists will adore the boldness of the spices in their natural state, while traditionalists can add sugar, or your desired sweetener to unlock hidden aspects of the flavours.
Its own vibrant self, so you can savour the spices. For a true Yemeni experience, however, it’s worth tracking down traditional treats. Look for ka’ak maleh (savoury brioche-like treats), ka’ak tamr (date-filled cookies), ghurayba (cardamom-infused shortbread). Bread-lovers will adore dhamool (biscuit-like bread) or kubana (beehive shaped pastry). Sabaya (Yemini honey cake), malikia (banana-based dessert), halawa (Yemimi halva), or your favourite bickie or cake will also pair beautifully with Shahee Ahmar.
Ask a Yemeni person when tea time is and the answer you’ll likely get is “now.” Enjoy your Yemini Red tea whenever you're struck by the desire for a soulful spiced experience. Just remember that evening indulgences will result in a late-night caffeine buzz!
For a shot of vitality
½ – 1 tsp per cup
Bring 1 cup of water to a rolling boil in a stovetop teapot. Add ½ – 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 Yemeni way
Bring freshly drawn ambient water to a rolling boil in a stovetop teapot. Add ½ – 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 traditional cookies such as ka’ak.