Cardamom Tea

Cardamom Tea

A drink popular in Eastern Africa, cardamom tea delivers the pure delight of cardamom without the infusion of other spice blends. Unlike the Chai preparation, Cardamom Tea begins first with Tea. Then the cardamom is added and sweetened to taste.

Makes one serving


1 cups cold water
1 Earl Grey Tea bag
scant 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
Lavender (or other floral) Honey, to taste
Milk, to taste


In a sauce pan or tea kettle, heat water until just beginning to boil. Do not bring to a full boil. Transfer the water to small teapot, add the tea bag and allow to steep for 2 minutes.Pour the tea into a warmed cup and add cardamom. Add honey and milk to taste. Serve.

Recipe by Donna Marie Zotter