If you love to experiment with your hot cuppa, you know what black cardamom pods can do to your tea or coffee. This native Indian spice that’s popular across a wide array of savoury dishes adds an uncanny spunk to hot brews that’s both delicious and healthy.
Just like green cardamom, black pods too can be brewed into a strong, smoky tea. On a cold-winter morning, this tea is nothing less than an elixir of life that helps to keep you warm and healthy.
Interestingly, black cardamom tea has well documented history of its use in ancient folk medicines. An important thing to note here is that while, green pods taste amazing both with frothy, milky tea as well as plain black tea, black cardamom’s flavour gets a high with dairy base.
For coffee drinkers, black cardamom is a spice that adds ‘zing’ to their brew. Adding a few black cardamom seeds while brewing your coffee gives an intense smoky flavor to start your day on a wonderful note.
Add the spice to the coffee grounds in a drip machine, or French press, or any other way you make your hot cuppa. The best way though is to store the two together for a few days. This will allow the flavors to blend together uniformly and then you can grind your blend and brew like usual.
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