Aromatic Ginger Tea

Aromatic Ginger Tea

Notes: To crush the cardamom seed, smash it with a flat-bottomed glass. For iced tea, brew up to 1 day ahead, replacing the whole milk with water and substituting Darjeeling tea for the Assam; to serve, pour the tea into ice-filled glasses.

Sunset FEBRUARY 1999

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups; 8 servings


  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 cardamom pods, hulled and seed crushed (see notes), or 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 8 Assam or orange pekoe tea bags or 3 tablespoons tea leaves


1. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat, combine milk, 1 quart water, sugar, ginger, and cardamom seed. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

2. Add tea and simmer, stirring gently, 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let stand until tea is a dark reddish brown color, about 1 minute.

4. Pour through a fine strainer into a hot teapot.

Nutritional analysis per serving with milk.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 110
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 4.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Sodium: 67mg
  • Cholesterol: 17mg

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