How to make Bedouin Tea

We Bedouin have our own special blends of teas that we make from the dried leaves of various desert plants. On special occasions, we mix the leaves from those plants with other spices. Many tourists have tea with the Bedouins they meet and then buy the blends to take home as a reminder of their amazing experiences. Bedouin tea is quite expensive because it is scarce, therefore dried thyme or sage can be substituted for our Bedouin tea.


4 teaspoons Bedouin tea or dried thyme or sage
4 teaspoons dried organic rosebuds
1 stick cinnamon
4 teaspoons loose black tea, regular or decaffeinated  sugar


Heat 4,5 cups water, Bedouin tea, dried rosebuds, cinnamon stick, and loose black tea in a teapot or saucepan over high heat. Once the water boils, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat, and steep the tea, covered, for 5 minutes. Pour into cups, sweeten with sugar, if desired!! Real Bedouin use lots lots of sugar !