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authentic east friesian tea - ostfriesische tee

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Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

My mother is from a town in the East Friesian region of Germany - Ostfriesland. When we would visit our relatives there, we'd always get tea made in this very particular way. When you drink it, you get the creamy taste at first, then just tea flavor and finally a sweet finish. I always bring some of the special kind of rock sugar, known as Kluntjes, when I'm back in that area. It lasts for a long time!

(1 rating)
yield 1 -2
prep time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For authentic east friesian tea - ostfriesische tee

  • 1-2 tsp
    loose black tea, or to taste
  • 1
    piece of rock sugar (kluntjes) per person
  • 2 tsp
    heavy cream or half and half, per person
  • 1 pt
    boiling water

How To Make authentic east friesian tea - ostfriesische tee

  • 1
    Bring water to a boil in teakettle. Warm teapot with hot water.
  • 2
    Add loose tea leaves to pot, fill with the hot water from teakettle. Let steep for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Put a piece of rock sugar in bottom of teacup. Slowly pour in the tea. If your teapot does not have a built in strainer, you'll have to strain the tea. Carefully float cream on top of tea - do not stir! It will form clouds known locally as "Norder Wulkche" which is low German for Northern Clouds.

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