Fahad Inc. Dishes

    Chai-jer-fau ~ Cinnamon Tea

    Although there is no actual tea in this drink, it is still called tea! The plain bioled cinnamon gives the beverage a unique flavour which is very good for the circulation. One of the most traditional drinks in the UAE, this recipe has been handed down many generations.

    3 cups water
    sugar to taste
    4 large pieces cinnamon bark
    1/2 teaspoon saffron threads

    Boil water, sugar and cinnamon rapidly for 15 minutes. Strain off into a tea flask (vacuum flask). Add the saffron and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.

    From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
    by Celia Ann Brock- Al Ansari
    Copyright © 1994 by Celia Ann Brock-Al Ansari


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