We love this recipe for haitian tea.
It’s quick, easy, and delicious.
But there’s more to it than that.
Read on to find out how to make it in your own kitchen.
The Ingredients To Make Haitian Tea Ingredients 1/2 cup tea leaves 3 tablespoons water, plus more for making tea bags 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 3 cups water 2 tablespoons lemon zest, or more for adding lemon juice and lime juice to the tea 4 teaspoons dried Chinese red chili pepper, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups water 1/4 cup tea bags, sifted and cooled 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups warm water (or more) Directions Place the tea leaves in a saucepan with the water and sugar.
Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the tea is thickened.
Remove from heat, let cool, and stir in the lemon zester and salt.
Remove the tea from the heat and stir it in the sugar.
Return the tea to the saucepan, stirring frequently, until it is smooth.
Let the tea steep in the water for 30 minutes or so, stirring well every 10 minutes, until thick.
Taste for bitterness.
If it’s too bitter, add more sugar.
Let cool for 5 minutes.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the remaining sugar and lemon juice over medium heat until it dissolves.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved.
Stir in the dried Chinese Red Chili Pepper, minced garlic, and salt until it’s dissolved.
Pour the mixture into the tea bags.
Let them cool completely, stirring regularly, for about 5 minutes before serving.
You can also serve the haitians in a small bowl, if desired.
Recipe Notes You can add more salt or sugar to taste if you want a more complex flavor.
You could also serve them warm or cold, but I like to serve them cold.