Cardamom Green Tea
Another goodie from asiaone's website. This is adapted from 'Juices and Tonics' by Elsa Petersen-Schepelern. This recipe is Pakistani-inspired according to the author. Cardamom is a powerful soothing agent for upset stomachs (as like ginger).
- Ready In:
- Rinse the teapot with boiling water.
- Add the tea and cardamom, then fill with boiling water.
- Let steep for 1-2 minutes only (no longer, or the bitter tannins are released).
- Pour the tea and add sugar to taste (only if you usually like sweet tea).
- I prefer it plain myself.
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Makes an enjoyable cup of tea. I prepared this with gunpowder green tea, two ways: first, using a tea strainer, and the second time putting the tea directly in the pot. The first way makes for a milder taste (the cardamom taste is more apparent), but both are good. I would caution that teapots do come in different sizes, so as this makes two cups of tea, make sure you only add two cups of water or you'll have a much- weakened tea. Thanks for posting!Reply
I was actually surprised at how well the cardamom and green tea flavors went together. I've had green tea with lemon, plum, orange and other numerous other things I can't think of right now, but cardamom never occured to me! I liked this with a touch of honey. Cardamom adds a touch of warming sweetness to the typically somewhat-bitter beverage of green tea! I'm sure this would make green tea more palatable to people who don't care for it. Really lovely combination. Will definitely make again.Reply