Waahid ‘Karak’… can go a long way.

BENOI NAIR|December 29, 2019


It will not be an exaggeration if we say that ‘tea’ fondly known as ‘Karak’ is the second-most consumed beverage in the UAE, if not the world. However, it does have a special place in the UAE because ‘Karak’ tea is something that unites Arabs and Expats alike.

Since we can’t get enough of the stuff, we decided to post a recipe of the perfect ‘Karak’ on our larger than life ‘Union Coop Blog’.


What you’ll need? (Ingredients):

  1. 1 Teaspoon black tea, loose (More if you like it strong)
  2. 2-4 Cardamom pods, crushed (For the spellbinding aroma)
  3. Small piece of Fresh ginger (Adds to the flavor)
  4. Fresh Milk
  5. Sugar or sweetener


Yalla, let’s make Karak:


  • In a saucepan or a pot, add a little water but not a lot.
  • Turn on the heat and let the water boil, we don’t want the magic to spoil
  • Then add some ginger, cardamom and tea leaves, in a while you can feel the magic which everyone believes
  • Once you breathe in the aromatic flavor, add some milk for the perfect color
  • Let it boil for a little while, then add a little sugar and serve it with a smile.


Karak’s arrival in the UAE can be traced back to the 1960s and since then, it has been delighting people every day.


P.S: ‘Karak’ means hard or strong in Hindi


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