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This tea is a true delight! I loved the creaminess and the wonderful flavor. I didn't have any whole cardamom so I made a cardamom "teabag" by wrapping powdered cardamom in a paper coffee filter, then just steeped that along with the teabags. I used lowfat milk with good results. This recipe is a keeper - thanks for sharing it! Made for the Best of 2010 Event (recommended by Baby Kato)

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loof February 12, 2011

I make this all the time for my husband. In Afghanistan its called sheer chai and its wonderful.

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Myna F. December 22, 2014

This tea is so comforting and delicious! I could drink it every day :) Thanks for sharing.

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LovingChefInLove October 21, 2013

Very nice tasting and warming, too! I doubled the amount of cardamom pods because I really like the flavor of cardamom. Will be making this again!

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Mikekey January 27, 2012

What a calming drink! Lightly sweetened drink with a light delicate flavor. I made as written using honey as my sweetener. Thanks for the post.

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Debbwl January 16, 2012

This was the perfect drink for a rainy afternoon. It was warm and comforting, creamy with a subtle hint of chai spice- yet not overpoweringly so. Made with five cardamom pods and 1 Tbsp of demerera sugar as we prefer things not too sweet. Will definitely make again. Thanks so much.

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averybird May 08, 2011

Very good, I love the creaminess of this. This is also a Kuwaiti breakfast tea. I used Rice dream to be dairy free and an additional cardamom pod or 2 as I love the flavour. I used Lipton Yellow Label tea and white sugar. I might make this again. Made for Comfort Cafe - Snow Queens Round 01/10.

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UmmBinat March 24, 2010

This was really delicious Um Safia, thanks for sharing your family recipe. I've never had tea steeped in milk before, I enjoyed the smooth, thick texture very much. I loved the cardamon flavoring in this sweet, rich, creamy tea. So glad I made this for ZWT 4. Updated...I just wanted to say that I enjoy this tea so much...I made it again for Comfort Cafe/10 I will never get tired of this tea recipe...it's perfect, it keeps you wanting more :)

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Baby Kato January 23, 2010

I've been searching for the pefect chai recipe for quite some time and this is it! I use skim milk and spenda and it's still absolutely sinful! I think the key is steeping the tea right in the milk. It makes it so incredibly thick and creamy. Thanks for this wonderful recipe that I will continue to use again and agan!

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muslimah May 13, 2009
Afghan Tea - an Authentic Family Recipe