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Chai Irooni – Persian Tea

August 28, 2009

Chai Irooni or Persian tea is staple in all Persian households. The Bergamot fragrance is enchanting. Most Persian will have tea brewing on their stoves all day long. We drink it morning, noon and night in beautiful sometimes ornate tea cups with such accompaniments like sugar cubes, dates, raisins, Persian pastries…It’s a beautiful ritual!

To make a great pot of tea the secret is to use a double decker pot! 

To make 6 cups

1. Add 2 tsps of Persian tea leaves in the smaller top pot

2. Boil water in the larger bottom pot add to the top pot with the tea leaves

3. Boil water in the bottom pot again and place the filled top pot with the tea on top of the pot with the boiled water. Leave the tea to brew for about 15 minutes. 

4. To serve the tea, add 1/4 of the tea to the cup and fill the rest with boiling water

My dad’s tip: If your water is hard try using filtered / purified water for better clarity and taste

Noosh e Jan!

Chai Irooni

Chai Irooni

 

Chai Irooni

Chai Irooni

Chai Irooni

Chai Irooni

Tea Leaves

Tea Leaves

 

Two decker tea pot

Two decker tea pot