Spicy Afghan Chai Tea

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“An authentic Afghanistan tea recipe from bodhileaves blog.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
1
YIELD:
1 cup
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 green cardamom seeds
  • 1 stick cinnamon (3-4 inches long)
  • ginger powder
  • 7.39 ml green tea (Peshawari style-if you can't find use regular green tea-1 tea bag-I use decaf)
  • 354.88 ml water

Directions

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

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