بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Yesterday my colleague and friend M was awaiting her mom’s arrival from the UK. I decided to prepare a thermos of Arabic coffee along with a dish of dates and a couple of chocolates for them to have when they got back from the airport.
When I went up to drop it off she invited me in for a cup of tea. Another one of the girls from our building came up to join us as well.
M is from the UK, but she is originally from Somalia. I was excited to learn that she was actually preparing a Somali tea. I had no idea what it was going to be like, but she brought the spices for us to smell and I could recognize the scent of cloves.
I wish that I had taken a picture of the cup to show you, but I was too eager to enjoy it. I found this picture so that you can get an idea:
It was spicy, but sweet and a little creamy from the milk.
If you have had Chai before, I think you could compare it to that.
Mmm…I think that I’m going to have to get the spices and try to make it myself or else go to visit M more often!