Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
When feeling down make this warming tea Drink hot with a little milk twice a day to ward off coughs and colds. In the Middle East and Turkey, green cardamom powder is used as a spice for sweet dishes as well as traditional flavouring. In Arabic, cardamom is called al-Hayl. South Asia green cardamon is often used in traditional Indian sweets and in tea, or chai, a common ingredient in Indian cooking, and is often used in baking in Scandinavia.
- 4 cardamom pods
- 4 black peppercorns
- 4 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 slices fresh ginger, quarter slices
- 2 tablespoons honey or 2 tablespoons sugar
- Place all ingredients in 2 1/2 cups of water, heat, but do not boil, for half an hour and strain.
- Add honey and milk. Enjoy!
Mmm, so very, very yummy! I have never before made my own spice tea, but this was soooooo good! Very spicy, hot and sweet at the same time. I used brown sugar sticks, made especially for sweetening black tea and that added a nice flavour. But honey would be great, too I think. Ill try that next time. What a lovely winter warmer beverage! Made and reviewed for the Tea Time Event in the Photo Forum February 2010.
This made a nice soothing tea for my get up and go morning. I served with soy milk. Made for the Sun and Spice event.
This was great! I will double the cardamom pods, peppercorns and cloves next time (and use fresh ginger, I used half a teaspoon dried ginger and it works as well but not as good I imagine).