Cardamom Tea Recipe and Benefits

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If there is one thing that unites India, except cricket, it is the love for tea/chai! This sweet milky beverage is a staple for all Indian households. Let it be winters or scorching summers, and nothing can keep yea lovers away from their dose of caffeine and sugar. Naturally, many people like to add spices to their tea, making it even tastier, spicier and good for health.

One such famous version of tea is cardamom tea or cardamom tea/elaichi wali chai. The flavourful and aromatic green cardamom adds a breath of freshness and boosts up the spirits of everyone who drinks it. On rainy evenings a hot, steaming cup of cardamom tea will warm not only your body but also your heart, making you feel good and comforted. Rainy evenings, tea/chai and a good book. Dare we say more? 

Health benefits from cardamom tea

  • Helps with your digestion Cardamom tea after lunch can help your stomach assimilate the food and digest it faster. It enhances the secretion of gastric juices. For someone coming from a long trip and feeling nauseous, cardamom tea can help them feel better. 
  • Beneficial for a cough and cold, cardamom tea contains a good amount of vitamins A and B, which acts as an antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. It soothes a dry cough throat and helps blocked noses. Cardamom tea boosts your immunity as well, making you stronger and healthier, all while tasting amazing! 
  • It helps remove bad breath, and its antibacterial action helps with dental problems as well. Cardamom seeds contain antiseptic compounds that kill bad breath, causing bacteria in the mouth. 
  • Improves skin health! The anti-inflammatory action of cardamom seeds helps clean and purify your blood leading to healthier and younger-looking skin. 

Recipe of tasty cardamom tea Ingredients

  • Tea leaves – 1½ teaspoon 
  • Cardamom – 3 crushed 
  • Sugar – 2 teaspoons or as you’d like 
  • Milk -1 cup 


  1. Put cardamom, sugar, tea leaves along with water in a saucepan. 
  2. Let it boil for three minutes on medium flame, add milk and let them mix. 
  3. Let it boil again for 3-4 minutes and stir occasionally. 
  4. Serve hot with your favourite biscuits or snacks.