Homemade Cardamom Tea With Grated Orange Rind & Green Tea

Out of all my spice and herb tea recipes, I find this cardamom tea recipe is probably the most potent with a very strong taste. Ones made with turmeric and clove do run it close for potency though!

I have added some orange rind or juice to mellow it out a little, and with a little bit of sugar, honey or agave, this turns out to be quite a pleasant drink.

Cardamom Tea Recipe

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)

2 cups water
8-10 green cardamom pods
2 green tea bags (optional)
1 tbsp grated orange rind (or fresh orange juice)
Honey or agave nectar (optional)

tbsp = tablespoon


  • Add the water to a saucepan and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer
  • Crack open the green pods and add to the saucepan and simmer for 2-3 minutes. The seeds will dissolve in their pods
  • Turn off the heat and, if using, add the teabags and the orange rind (or juice) and let steep for 5-10 minutes
  • Remove the teabags and pods, and, if you like a bit of sweetness, add the honey or agave and serve

Note: I only use the lighter green pods and seeds for this tea. I think if you were to use the black cardamom pods, it would end up too strong and undrinkable!

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Health Benefits of Cardamom

Picture of cardamom tea with orange

Known as the "The Queen of Spices", cardamom spice has been used for thousands of years for not only flavouring and enhancing cooking...

...but also for traditional and ceremonial reasons, but more importantly, its wide range of health and well-being benefits it brings.

Just some of the many well-being benefits of using it in your cooking and making a tea with include...

  • It can aid digestion and boost blood circulation
  • Cardamom oil has anti-inflammatory properties, and is also used in massage to relieve soreness
  • Cardamom tea is used in Asia to treat sore throats and lower blood pressure

These are just some of the benefits, and ongoing research is discovering new medicinal and restorative uses for this spice all the time!

More Healthy Spiced Tea Recipes You May Enjoy

  • Fennel Tea - Crushed fennel seeds with caraway and lemon

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