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Shai haleeb yemeni tea

Yemeni Tea is similar to the tea consumed in other Arab countries. This recipe is for milk tea, a very sweet black tea spiced with cardamom and cloves added to condensed milk. Let the milk boil lightly on the stove for a few minutes to develop the flavor. Enjoy!


16 oz. water (2 cups)
4 oz. condensed milk
6 tsp. sugar (NOTE: Yemeni tea is very sweet, you may lessen the sugar to taste)
3-4 cardamom pods
2 whole cloves
2 teabags

How to make

Add water, milk, sugar, cardamom, and cloves to saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat.Boil on medium heat for about 5 minutes, being careful not to burn milk.Add tea and continue boiling for another 5 minutes, allowing the tea to flavor the milk. Serve with thamool or cookies. Serves 2



it's like masla tea (indian tea)

 really brilliant 

and speacial thanks on "bnet sa7en" , i was looking for the recipe for ages now 

thank u 

12.19.2012 Reply


Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liked it!



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mashallah amazing ... i love drinking this tea .. 

04.08.2013 Reply


thank you, I really like it too!



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05.13.2013 Reply


thanks for your comment.I'm glad you liked the recipes :)



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I just got married and my husband from Yemen...Thank God i can make him food from his phone thanks to you. ofcoz he doesnt know that you are my little secret..

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09.12.2013 Reply

Baheyah Baheyah

For years I've been wanting to learn how to make Yemeni food I grew up eating. Thank you for your website!!!! I'm excited that u r giving me the opportunity to make the food to share with my children and my siblings!! Thank you!!!!

11.12.2013 Reply


Thank you for posting these excellent authentic Yemenite recipes and the videos are really helpful and informative. I was looking for a website such as yours based on Yemen's cuisine - my mum is really glad I am learning about the food of her country. I was lucky to stumble on your site.

It was really hard to get a website like yours based on Arab - Yemeni recipes - most of the Middle Eastern food / recipe sites include mostly food from N.Africa, Levant and Gulf Based countries. Keep up your excellent work!! I have saved your website in my favourites and signed up for your newletters.


01.20.2014 Reply


I tried this with English Breakfast tea and I tried it without cardamon pods! It was still very tasty and just like chai!

10.22.2015 Reply


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