In most Omani homes, a cup of this tea is an essential breakfast item. So, I obliged. I only had some black tea, so I used that. Big mistake. Riley asked, "What kind of tea is this, Mom?" Oh, I just had some black tea. "Wait, you're giving us caffeine and sugar before we go to school?!?" Yes.
He is so my child. He is my rule-follower. Dylan, on the other hand...
3 C water
3 T organic granulated sugar
2 t loose tea
1 t ground cardamom)
1-1/2 C milk
Put the water, sugar and tea into a teapot and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 2–3 minutes. Add the milk and ground cardamom. Bring it to a boil again. Then immediately remove from heat and strain into a mug. Enjoy piping hot.