Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Another goodie from asiaone's website. This is adapted from 'Juices and Tonics' by Elsa Petersen-Schepelern. This recipe is Pakistani-inspired according to the author. Cardamom is a powerful soothing agent for upset stomachs (as like ginger).


  1. Rinse the teapot with boiling water.
  2. Add the tea and cardamom, then fill with boiling water.
  3. Let steep for 1-2 minutes only (no longer, or the bitter tannins are released).
  4. Pour the tea and add sugar to taste (only if you usually like sweet tea).
  5. I prefer it plain myself.
Most Helpful

Very Enjoyable! This reminds me of the yoga teas. No sugar needed.Loved the flavor of a hint of warming citrus.

Rita~ March 01, 2005

Makes an enjoyable cup of tea. I prepared this with gunpowder green tea, two ways: first, using a tea strainer, and the second time putting the tea directly in the pot. The first way makes for a milder taste (the cardamom taste is more apparent), but both are good. I would caution that teapots do come in different sizes, so as this makes two cups of tea, make sure you only add two cups of water or you'll have a much- weakened tea. Thanks for posting!

FlemishMinx February 08, 2005

I was actually surprised at how well the cardamom and green tea flavors went together. I've had green tea with lemon, plum, orange and other numerous other things I can't think of right now, but cardamom never occured to me! I liked this with a touch of honey. Cardamom adds a touch of warming sweetness to the typically somewhat-bitter beverage of green tea! I'm sure this would make green tea more palatable to people who don't care for it. Really lovely combination. Will definitely make again.

Roosie September 15, 2004