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Cardamom and Tea???

Charlie Tokyo Sep 19, 2010 06:14 PM

Hi. When adding cardamom to a tea strainer is it better to use ground cardamom or the crushed pods? Thanks in advance.

  1. Soop Sep 22, 2010 03:25 AM

    Donna got a seperate jar, and put in tea bags and cardomom. Over time, they infused

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    1. re: Soop
      Charlie Tokyo Sep 23, 2010 03:25 AM

      Thanks everyone for the advice.

    2. lkredhat Sep 22, 2010 12:36 AM

      I crush 2 cardamom pods & add to the teapot when I'm brewing; no need to boil. If the pods are old, you might need more pods. Fantastic!

      1. alkapal Sep 20, 2010 06:38 AM

        rasam is right.

        this is a fun little site with some nice chai tips and recipes: http://www.chai-tea.org/recipes.html

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          Rasam Sep 19, 2010 06:18 PM

          Usually, the lightly crushed pod is added to the water as it is boiling (along with whatever other spices you want, e.g. ginger, cinnamon, black peppercorns, etc.).

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