What is Chai? - Recipes for Cardamom Chai Tea

Cardamom Chai Tea

cardamom chai tea

Basically Cardamom Chai Tea uses the Classic Chai Tea recipes and adds the aroma and flavor of cardamom spice. This is a good introduction to using spices before trying other more intense spiced chai teas. Here we utilize our two methods of making Classic Chai Tea with the cardamom to bring another layer of warmth to the drink. Avoid white cardamom as they are green pods that are bleached and are less flavorful.

Cardamom Chai Tea Recipe 1 (richer brew)

Ingredients for 4 servings

How to Make

  1. Add 3 cups of water and cardamoms to a teapot safe to use on a stove or a 6 cup non-aluminum sauce pan
  2. After water begins to lightly boil, add tea bags or leaves, then bring heat to low. Let tea leaves steep for 3 minutes in the covered pot, then uncover. Afterwards if using teabags, use tablespoon to squeeze teabags gently against side of pan without removing from pan
  3. Add milk to tea, then raise heat to medium-high. Carefully watch. Just before tea begins to boil, turn off heat
  4. Add sugar, stir, then remove teabags, and cardamom (or use tea strainer if using loose tea). Serve hot in cups or mugs. Alternative is to add sugar only to individual tea cups instead of the tea pot

 


Cardamom Chai Tea Recipe 2 (lighter taste)

Ingredients for 4 servings

How to Make

  1. Add 2 cups of water and cardamoms to a teapot safe to use on a stove or 6 cup non-aluminum sauce pan
  2. After water begins to lightly boil, add tea bags or leaves, then bring heat to low. Let tea leaves steep for 3 minutes in covered pot, then uncover. Afterwards if using teabags, use tablespoon to squeeze teabags gently against side of pan, without removing from pan
  3. Add 2 cups of whole milk to tea, then raise heat to medium-high. Carefully watch. Just before tea begins to boil, turn off heat
  4. Add sugar, stir, then remove teabags and cardamoms (or use tea strainer if using loose tea). Serve hot in cups or mugs. Alternative is to add sugar only to individual tea cups instead of the teapot

 


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