Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Black Tea

While I was on the Ride4Reform they served us a really good tea at all of our pit-stops and meals. It may have been the fact that I was exhausted and parched, but the tea we had was incredible!

On the last day of our trek I asked for the recipe. Here goes it;

Black Tea

I made some of it the other day. I still need to perfect the proportions, but it depends on what you like in your tea.

I put a little more than a cup of water, a tea bag, a teaspoon of Nana, a teaspoon of Zuta and a teaspoon of sugar.
For me this was not quite sweet enough compared to what we had on the ride. But it was close. I'm thinking a little more sugar and it will be perfect!

I wish I could give you the English names of the herbs, but I still can't quite figure them out. Nana is close to Mint, but it's not quite the same. Zuta is a larger problem. The word translates as something small or a small brick. It looks like sage, but isn't quite. The smell is like Nana but sweeter.

I was told that Nana is only really available in this part of the world. The question is, do I try to bring some of it back? Anyone know what the laws for transporting Herbs?

1 comment:

  1. maybe this will help;)


    (Little mint, Tea hyssop) One of the most popular tea and spice herbs of Israel and the Middle East. Makes a refreshing sweet minty tea. A popular bread dip is made with the leaves mixed with olive oil and salt. In Turkey, the tea is used to treat stomach ulcers . Contains pulegone; should not be taken by women who are pregnant or while trying to conceive.