Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

Nice warm-up on a wintry day.


  1. Place tea bags into a prewarmed large tea pot; set aside.
  2. Crack open the cardamom pods using a mortar and pestle.
  3. Discard the empty pods, but keep the tiny black seeds; add the remaining spices to the mortar and crush all into medium-size pieces.
  4. Put the spices into a 4 cup heatproof measuring cup and add the boiling water; stir to mix, then let the spices infuse for 2 minutes.
  5. Quickly pour the infusion into the teapot, straining carefully to prevent the spices from going into the teapot.
  6. Steep the tea in the spice infusion for 2 minutes.
  7. Add sugar to the teapot and stir to dissolve; strain the brewed tea into teacups and serve immediately.