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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 4 green cardamom pods- crushed with a mortar and pestle or powdered in a spice/coffee grinder
  • 2-4 black tea bags Dependent on whether you prefer strong or light tea
  • 1 cup milk whole, 2% or 1%. I like using whole
  • 1 cup water
  • Sugar – to sweeten as per preference optional


  1. Bring the water to boil, in a pot, on medium flame, with the crushed/powdered cardamom pods in the same.
  2. Now add the milk. (Keep watching the pot to ensure the same doesn’t not overflow while boiling.)
  3. Once this begins to bubble in the first stages of boiling, add the tea bags and allow it to steep well.
  4. Once the color of the milk mixture changes to a tan brown, you can remove the pan off the stove. If you prefer a stronger cup of tea, steep it till the color darkens.
  5. Strain the tea bags and cardamom out with a tea strainer and pour yourself a deliciously refreshing cup of cardamom chai.
  6. Sweeten, as required.