How to prepare desert tea

Desert tea, also known as Bedouin tea or Arabian tea, is a traditional herbal tea commonly enjoyed in Middle Eastern and North African cultures. Here is a simple recipe for making desert tea:


  • 1 handful of fresh or dried desert sage leaves
  • 1 small handful of fresh or dried mint leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 teaspoons of loose black tea (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
  • 4-5 cups of water


  1. Begin by washing the sage and mint leaves and placing them in a teapot or a large saucepan.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick to the pot.
  3. Bring 4-5 cups of water to a boil in a separate pot, then pour it over the sage, mint, and cinnamon in the teapot or saucepan.
  4. Cover the pot and let the tea steep for 5-10 minutes, depending on how strong you want the tea to be.
  5. Optional: If you would like to add black tea and honey to your desert tea, add the loose tea leaves and honey to the pot after the sage, mint, and cinnamon have steeped for a few minutes. Let the tea steep for an additional 2-3 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve the tea hot and enjoy!

Note: The exact proportions of ingredients can be adjusted to taste. Some people prefer a stronger sage flavor, while others prefer more mint or cinnamon. Experiment and find what tastes best to you

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