This is my husband’s and my weekend afternoon pick-me-up. Try it out. It will put some pep back in your step.
1 cup water
1 tbsp fresh ginger root, grated
1 or 2 cardamom pods, or two pinches of cardamom powder
1 heaping tsp tea*
1 tsp sugar or honey (optional), or to taste
Milk (I use skim)
1. Combine water, ginger and cardamom in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add tea and continue boiling until the raw tea smell is gone, or about 3-5 minutes. (Smell it when you first add the tea, and then keep smelling until you notice the change.)
2. Add the sugar and milk, lower the heat and bring to a low simmer, stirring once or twice.
3. Strain into your favorite tea cup or mug and enjoy!
*Note: You can use tea bags, but I prefer to use Assam tea from my local Indian grocery store. This is differently processed leaf tea. It looks almost like coarse ground coffee.