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    Spicy Afghan Chai Tea

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    20 mins

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    Sharon123's Note:

    An authentic Afghanistan tea recipe from bodhileaves blog.

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    Serves: 1



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    • 6 green cardamom seeds
    • 1 stick cinnamon (3-4 inches long)
    • ginger powder
    • 7.39 ml green tea (Peshawari style-if you can't find use regular green tea-1 tea bag-I use decaf)
    • 354.88 ml water


    1. 1
      Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a very light boil. Break the cinnamon stick into smaller pieces and add it to the water immediately followed by the cardamom seeds and a tiny pinch of ginger. too much will overpower the other spices.
    2. 2
      Simmer for a 5-10 minutes or until the water turns slightly yellow and emits a pleasant smell. The cardamom seeds will swell slightly.
    3. 3
      Turn the heat off, add the tea leaves, and stir.
    4. 4
      Let steep for 1-3 minutes or to taste.
    5. 5
      Strain and enjoy!
    6. 6
    7. 7
      To prepare larger amounts, multiply ingredients by the number of cups you wish to make and follow the same procedure.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 16, 2013


      I used loose green tea direct from the tea fields of China sent to me by a friend who lives there. While green tea isn't my all time fav this method makes it downright enjoyable. Any recipe that can make me truly enjoy a cup of green tea is worth 5 stars at the very least! Love the cinnamon and cardamom mix.

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    • on June 29, 2013


      This was a quite different tea. The cinnamon and cardamom give the tea a kick. It is however far different than a traditional Chai tea. The use of green tea is an interesting choice. Will make again when in the mood for green tea with an added flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Afghan Chai Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (356 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 10.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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    green cardamom seeds


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