What is Karak chai?

What is Karak chai?

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By karak

Besides being the un-official national drink of Qatar, Karak is a favourite drink of both Qataris and expats alike. The pic above (by amitoon) is a cute illustration of chapati and karak.

What is Karak?

It is a strong and dark tea that is mellowed with full-cream milk and warm spices.

Where is it from?

Karak tea was introduced to the Gulf through the Indian Sub-Continent. 

Who makes the best karak in Qatar?

Well, that is an interesting question - which is your favourite karak spot?

By Chiggy-Wiggy• 30 Mar 2014 23:12
Rating: 5/5
Chiggy-Wiggy

There is this quaint little tea shop near the Toyota signal, Old Airport area. 'Al Manar' Tea stall. Its a tiny shop.. You would miss it if you weren't looking for it. But they serve authentic Karak tea!

By dohaqatar470• 31 Mar 2014 10:28
Rating: 5/5
dohaqatar470

karak al naimi from al naimi cafeteria is the best in Qatar....

By venkygoud• 31 Mar 2014 08:11
Rating: 5/5
venkygoud

Babusalaam near Royal Plaza

By fahoodi khan• 12 Jul 2014 16:17
Rating: 5/5
fahoodi khan

Al khor fish market is one the best

By kiekie21• 31 Mar 2014 10:47
Rating: 5/5
kiekie21

chapati karak at katara also good afternoon

By riyas555• 26 Nov 2014 22:20
Rating: 5/5
riyas555

tea time.....matar street and salwa road

By hamood_hassan• 1 Apr 2014 00:50
Rating: 5/5
hamood_hassan

Prob with the cafeterias is, if one day they serve good karak tea, the other day it would be literally so pathetic that you wouldnt want to try again from there. Karak from Karak and Chapati in Katara is although maintaining their standard. Still not good enough but better than most. I am still searching for new cafeterias lol

By BOXBE16DOBARA• 31 Mar 2014 11:04
Rating: 5/5
BOXBE16DOBARA

I like ramada kiraak chai

By Antoaneta• 31 Mar 2014 11:54
Rating: 4/5
Antoaneta

Say the spices of the karak, plz

By risma143• 28 Nov 2014 08:16
Rating: 3/5
risma143

MRA markiyya....very tastey

By sajjadparadise• 31 Mar 2014 15:04
Rating: 2/5
sajjadparadise

AL

Nimee

By muhammad yasir siddiqui• 31 Mar 2014 11:13
muhammad yasir siddiqui

@boxbe: ramada Karak chai :D lolz...

By venkygoud• 31 Mar 2014 08:11
venkygoud

Opposite Nandos

By Pearl 11• 1 Apr 2014 12:15
Pearl 11

My fav. is in Al Khor Fish Market. sooooooo nice :)

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