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.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 8 cups; 8 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

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

  • Pour through a fine strainer into a hot teapot.

  • Nutritional analysis per serving with milk.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; calories from fat 34%; protein 4g; fat 4.1g; saturated fat 2.5g; carbohydrates 15g; sodium 67mg; cholesterol 17mg.