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Dried Lime-Omani Tea

This tea is surprisingly light and has a rich flavor. It has a little different edge to it than regular tea. 



It's great hot or cold. 


I snagged this recipe from The Splendid Table radio program blog



You'll need 2 dried limes and 4 cups of water. 




With a mortar and pestle smash the two limes. They can also be smashed in a plastic bag with a meat cleaver or a rolling pin. 

Add the smashed limes to 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan. 

Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 4 minutes. 




Line a mesh strainer with cheesecloth. Place over a bowl, and strain the tea. 

Add sugar to the tea. I prefer agave syrup. This is added to taste. 

Dried limes can be found at most any Middle Eastern Grocery store or on line. I highly recommend you get some, they are great in stews and other dishes. 

Here's the recipe I snagged. 

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Dried Lime-Omani Tea


2 dried limes

4 cups water  sugar to taste

1. Break the limes into several pieces (you can use a mortar and pestle or put them in a sandwich bag and smack with a hammer.)

Combine the water and lime pieces in a small saucepan, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 4 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and strain through cheesecloth or a coffee filter.

Discard the solids. Add the sugar to the tea and stir until dissolved.

Drink hot or cool to room temperature and then refrigerate.


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