Cardamom is a spice that comes from the evergreen rainforests of southern India. The pods and seeds are used for cooking as well as for medicine. Proponents of cardamom’s health benefits maintain that the spice is a source for antioxidants while also holding antiseptic and anesthetic properties. The spice itself has a sweet and delicate flavor. It is often used for dessert dishes and for flavoring coffees, teas and liquors. You can brew your own cardamom tea at home to enjoy its rich, light taste.

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Add the loose tea to the teapot.

Place the cardamom seeds into the saucepan. Add water, then put the saucepan on the stove. Let the combination simmer on low heat for three to five minutes.

Remove the saucepan from the stove. Pour the water with the cardamom seeds into the teapot.

Let the mixture steep for three to five minutes. Use the strainer to filter out the tea leaves and cardamom seeds as you pour the liquid into your teacup.

Stir in milk and sugar to taste, if desired.