By Um Safia on February 14, 2008
Photo by Mikekey
Photo by Mikekey
"This is a great recipe for the typical tea drunk in Afghani homes. It is easy to make and very warming. Traditionally you drink it with sugar but if you wish to leave it out or sub with Splenda etc, that's OK!"
Serving Size: 1 (250 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"This tea is a true delight! I loved the creaminess and the wonderful flavor. I didn't have any whole cardamom so I made a cardamom "teabag" by wrapping powdered cardamom in a paper coffee filter, then just steeped that along with the teabags. I used lowfat milk with good results. This recipe is a keeper - thanks for sharing it! Made for the Best of 2010 Event (recommended by Baby Kato)"
"I make this all the time for my husband. In Afghanistan its called sheer chai and its wonderful."
"This tea is so comforting and delicious! I could drink it every day :) Thanks for sharing."
"Very nice tasting and warming, too! I doubled the amount of cardamom pods because I really like the flavor of cardamom. Will be making this again!"
"What a calming drink! Lightly sweetened drink with a light delicate flavor. I made as written using honey as my sweetener. Thanks for the post."
"This was the perfect drink for a rainy afternoon. It was warm and comforting, creamy with a subtle hint of chai spice- yet not overpoweringly so. Made with five cardamom pods and 1 Tbsp of demerera sugar as we prefer things not too sweet. Will definitely make again. Thanks so much."
"Very good, I love the creaminess of this. This is also a Kuwaiti breakfast tea. I used Rice dream to be dairy free and an additional cardamom pod or 2 as I love the flavour. I used Lipton Yellow Label tea and white sugar. I might make this again. Made for Comfort Cafe - Snow Queens Round 01/10."
"This was really delicious Um Safia, thanks for sharing your family recipe. I've never had tea steeped in milk before, I enjoyed the smooth, thick texture very much. I loved the cardamon flavoring in this sweet, rich, creamy tea. So glad I made this for ZWT 4. Updated...I just wanted to say that I enjoy this tea so much...I made it again for Comfort Cafe/10 I will never get tired of this tea recipe...it's perfect, it keeps you wanting more :)"
"I've been searching for the pefect chai recipe for quite some time and this is it! I use skim milk and spenda and it's still absolutely sinful! I think the key is steeping the tea right in the milk. It makes it so incredibly thick and creamy. Thanks for this wonderful recipe that I will continue to use again and agan!"
"Same as as Kurdish tea! But we add a little honey instead of sugar! so Tastey Thanks!"
"This is also a great way to prepare tea for little kids...excellent recipe!"
"I made this for hubby tonight and he said it was really yummy. I followed the instructions as written. Thank you Um Safia - *Made for Zaar World Tour 4*"
"This is a nice change from the tea I normally make. I used lowfat milk and splenda. I really enjoyed this."
"tea mixed with milk? and with cardamom? hmmm a must try.. used chamomile tea here and yes! It's warm, and good, and sweet. Followed direction as is except I used ground cardamom in smaller amount (since it's ground) Worked for me! Once again, thank you Um Safia! Made for ZWT4."
"I like cardamom and I decided to try it. I never put sugar in my tea. But for this recipe, I did. But I think I would have prefered it without sugar. I loved the texture. I did half the recipe (1 1/2 bag was needed but it's hard to divide so I used only 1 tea bag). Next time I'll try the whole recipe when I won't be alone to drink it. Thanks Um Safia. Made for ZWT 4"
"This was very nice! I love cardamom, so I was drawn to this recipe. Thanks so much for posting it!"
"Was about to pass on this recipe until a friend of my offered to share some of her cardamom pods, so I brewed a cup for each of us! Sooo easy, & very nice to the taste buds! I usually go for 2% fat in milk, but used the whole kind this time around! Great tea! [Made & reviewed while in Asia on Zaar's World Tour 4]"
"I really liked this. I did use 1% milk instead of the whole milk as whole milk really makes me queasy. I also only used 2 teaspoons of sugar instead of 3 or 4 and found it more than sweet enough for my tastes. This was perfect on a day when I felt like I would be cold forever. Thanks for posting!"