Spicy Afghan Chai Tea

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 1
YIELD: 1 cup
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    green cardamom seeds
  • 1
    stick cinnamon (3-4 inches long)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons green tea (Peshawari style-if you can't find use regular green tea-1 tea bag-I use decaf)
  • 1 12
    cups water
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • Simmer for a 5-10 minutes or until the water turns slightly yellow and emits a pleasant smell. The cardamom seeds will swell slightly.
  • Turn the heat off, add the tea leaves, and stir.
  • Let steep for 1-3 minutes or to taste.
  • Strain and enjoy!
  • Note:
  • To prepare larger amounts, multiply ingredients by the number of cups you wish to make and follow the same procedure.
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