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two cups of milky qatari karak tea surrounded by cardamom pods

Qatari Karak Tea (Spiced Tea with Milk)

Qatari karak tea is beloved throughout the country.  A delicious and healthy drink to enjoy anytime.

Course Drink
Cuisine Qatari
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 150 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons Black tea loose
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom crushed or ground
  • 2 cups milk regular, evaporate or condensed
  • sugar to taste
  • cinnamon, saffron, ginger or cloves optional


  1. Boil the water in a saucepan with the loose black tea and cardamom.

  2. Once it boils, add the milk and sugar if you are using. Also if you are adding additional spices, add them in now.

  3. Boil again and then simmer, and repeat two more times

  4. Pour the tea into a cup through a strainer.

  5. Savor your delicious Qatari karak tea

Nutrition Facts
Qatari Karak Tea (Spiced Tea with Milk)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 283mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.