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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 150kcal
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


  • Boil the water in a saucepan with the loose black tea and cardamom.
  • Once it boils, add the milk and sugar if you are using. Also if you are adding additional spices, add them in now.
  • Boil again and then simmer, and repeat two more times
  • Pour the tea into a cup through a strainer.
  • Savor your delicious Qatari karak tea


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 322mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 283mg