Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is thought to be an aphrodisiac.


  1. Add spices to a kettle along with the water, rose water and sugar.
  2. Stir mixture to dissolve sugar.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove cardamom pods before serving.
  5. Serve with additional sugar, if desired.
Most Helpful

A delicate hot drink. My DH and DD said it smells indian! The reason is that in India we had a lassi that with the same spices (I published my lassi recipe some month ago). In any case I was surprised from the rusult. No yogurt, no tea, no milk and so delicious!
Thanks we enjoyed it very much!

awalde February 17, 2011

Fabulous! The cardamom, rose and saffron meld together nicely. I bit expensive for most. Glad I grow my own saffron. Thanks.

Rita~ February 22, 2009

Success! It worked! Although serving the tea iced had the opposite effect...
The recipe was reduced to one serving and I didn't use as much rose water-perhaps
only about 3/4 tablespoon for one serving. Floated one rose petal on top (from our garden and unsprayed!) Reviewed for Visiting Persia/June.

COOKGIRl June 17, 2012