It is customary to brew this tea in a samovar, and to serve it in small glasses, very sweet.
Total time: 20 minutes
8 cups water (6 for tea, 2 to warm the pot)
4 tsp. tea leaves
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. water
4 lemon slices
Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a samovar. Pour 2 cups of the water into a tea pot, swirl it around to warm the pot, then pour it out. Put the tea and sugar into the bottom of the pot and moisten with 1 tsp. water. Pour the remaining 6 cups of water into the kettle and allow the tea to steep for 6 minutes. Strain tea into tea glasses; add lemon and/or sugar if desired. Makes 6-12 servings.
from Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook