Dried Lime Tea | Chai Noomi Basra

A popular Iraqi tea, it is said to be good for the digestion.

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Dried Lime Tea | Iraqi | A Life Time of Cooking

This is a popular Iraqi tea made with dried limes. It is said to be good for the digestion including stomach aches. Dried limes are popular in Middle Eastern and Israeli dishes and can be found in Middle Eastern groceries or herb specialist shops.

You will also love this Fragrant Persian Rose Bud and Borage Flower Tea. Or try Cumin, Coriander and Ginger Tea and Lemon Verbena and Lavender Tea.

Please browse all of our Tea and Infusion recipes here and here. We have some Middle Eastern recipes here and here. Or get inspiration from our Spring recipes here and here.

Dried Lime Tea | Iraqi | A Life Time of Cooking

Dried Lime Tea | Chai Noomi Basra

Take 1 or 2 dried limes, prick them with a fork, and simmer in a litre of water for 15 – 20 minutes, then strain and sweeten to your taste.

The tea can be quite lemon-sour, so sweetening is desirable. Use white sugar or jaggery, or more authentically, Nabat Chuby – Crystallised Sugar on Sticks that are stirred into your tea. You can get these from your Middle Eastern store.

Dried Lime Tea | Iraqi | A Life Time of Cooking

 

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