Shaah (Somali Tea) and Somali Sweets

Shaah (Somali Tea) and Somali Sweets

2 teabags
6 cardamom pods
6 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
5 thin slices of ginger
2 cups water
1/4 c. sugar
1 cup milk
1. In a kettle, add the teabags and the water.
2. Crush the cardamom, cloves, and the cinnamon using a pedestle and mortar.
3. Add the crushed spices, ginger, and sugar to the kettle.
4. Once it has boiled, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add the milk and gently bring to another boil.
NOTE: * I use a little metal strainer when pouring into a teapot. That way I don't get any
pieces in the pot.
* You can omit the sugar and milk while cooking and just have it on the side.
Somali Sweets


  1. Sounds like a delicious warm tea. :-)

  2. great tea, a different one will try this..

  3. I am so glad I found your blog, you have to check mine out as well. Also I have a forum for Muslimahs called Cafe Muslimah, you should join it.

    I want to try this tea but let me ask you when I was in the states this lady from your country made a coffee that was spiced like this maybe, I always loved it. Do you know anything about it?

  4. masha allah i love your blog. may allah bless you for the good work you're doing

  5. Asalamu alaykum, thanks Amina for all the recipes , i tried some & they are so dilicious , but i wanted to try the shushumu & i could not find the recipe , if u can fix it it will be great

  6. thanks sister Amina for everything

  7. Masha Allah .. Asalamu Clkum Amina Abaayo Thanks for All this hard work of recipes.. I really love somali Tea.. I have funny Story with my Irish Friend and his mother! once I invited them to my Flat or apprtment I made him a somali tea with Everything,, during he was drinking the Tea he didnt ask me anything only was keeping to say its a nice tea wow never see like this tea before then he left he met his mom, he told thay he had a tea with Perfume today! and he ask to his Mom do the east african people drink tea with Perfume? Mom said no I dont have any Idea,and then she rang me and said hey Kudun! John told me that u made t him a nice tea with Perfume Can u invite me Wanna have that tea as well,then next day Invited to them, she said this is amazin never test like this tea before, now when she want to have a tea she doesnt like Irish tea or English with kettle, she bought a (kirly or Jalamad)and she drinks a tea with Perfume!!hehahahah that was the fun!!!!

    Kudun Ireland.

  8. good site butt i am new to the bloogger lol
    so it sounds good tea

  9. ive just brought cardamons and cloves today woohoo cannot wait to try this, i tried making this with what i had in my cupboard which was cinnamon powder and drop of honey. alhmadulilah it was nice.

  10. i like the story of tea. Anonymous does she drink the tea made with perfume? lol


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