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Samovar Tea (Chai it Simawar)

Everything you need to know about making Samovar tea.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 2kcal


  • Samovar


  • ¼ cup loose earl grey tea
  • 3 to 5 cardamom pods (optional)
  • water
  • Assyrian sugar cubes


  • Fill the body of the samovar with water. Plug the cord in, and turn on the knob, if your samovar has one. Bring water to a boil. This can take approximately 30 minutes.
  • Fill the teapot with the tea, and the cardamom, if using.
  • Add boiling water to the tea pot.
  • Place the filled teapot on top of the samovar. Allow to simmer for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Place a strainer over a tea cup and pour some of the tea into the cup. The amount will depend on how strong you prefer your tea.
  • Finish by filling the cup with enough hot water to achieve the desired tea strength.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 2kcal