I came across a superior tea combination on Joumana’s Taste of Beirut website called - you guessed it – Mint Tea with Arak. This is such an obvious combination, I can't believe I didn’t think of it myself, so I thank Joumana for posting this, and other tasty blends.
Besides mint tea with arak, Joumana offers two others that could certainly pass for Armenian tea favorites - Anise Tea, and Mulberry Leaves Tea (Toot Chai).
So, get the kettle on, brew the tea of your choice, and snuggle with your favorite person!
Mint Tea with Arak:
1. Boil one liter of water (or 4 cups); drop a bunch of fresh mint in the water (use several tablespoons of dried if you don’t have any fresh mint available). Infuse for 5 minutes. Drop one tablespoon of tea of your choice and let it infuse 4 minutes.
2. Pour the strained mint tea in each cup, adding a teaspoon of honey and a tablespoon of arak per cup. Enjoy this beverage warm.