Yield: 5-6 six-ounce tea glass or teacups, Brew Time: 10-15 minutes
Recipe type: Hot Beverage
Cuisine: Persian
  • 1 ½ TBSP loose tea leaves (English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Earl Grey mix)
  • 2 cups cold water (freshly boiled) for steeping tea leaves
  • Extra 6-8 cups of cold water for boiling
  1. Bring 2 cups of fresh cold water to a boil in an electric kettle or a stove top kettle.
  2. Add 1 ½ tablespoon loose tea to the teapot. Pour the hot boiling water over the tea leaves.
  3. Cover the teapot and place it over the cup warmer. Cover the top loosely with a folded napkin. Do not let the napkin come in contact with the heated surface.
  4. Steep the tea for 10-15 minutes, or until the desired color.
  5. Meanwhile boil 6-8 cups of fresh cold water in the electric kettle. Keep very hot.
  6. Use a strainer and pour about 2 ounces of the brewed tea into each tea glass. The strainer will catch the floating tea leaves.
  7. Fill each glass with freshly boiled hot water. Adjust the color to your taste.
The tea will be very hot and you need to wait before drinking it until the temperature has cooled down to your liking. Serve tea with sugar cubes, sweets, pastries or just black.
Recipe by Persian Mama at