Brought to us by Indian and Arab merchants, dried and crushed cardamom spacy, we can find today in a variety of dishes. Cooks include it in recipes for various sweets, pastries, and hot drinks, in particular, tea with cardamom, thanks to this amazing spice, they become not only tastier, more aromatic, but also healthier.
For the first time, pods, cardamom seeds began to dry and use as a spice (seasoning) in the Ancient East. Its sweetish and, at the same time, delicate aroma and taste could be enjoyed by Great Cyrus, the famous mistress of the Hanging Gardens. Until the 18th-19th, and somewhere until the 20th centuries, not everyone could afford to try dishes and drinks with this spice. Initially grown only in certain regions of India, it was rare, very expensive.
Chemical composition In its natural form, cardamom is a bushy plant of the ginger family, with small, pod-like fruits containing individual triangular seeds. For the production of spices, they use: "pod", seed - they are dried, ground into powder.
100 grams of cardamom powder contains:
Protein - 11%
Fat - 7%
Carbohydrates - 68%
Ash - 6%
Water - 8%
The plant contains vitamins, essential oils and other beneficial substances such as manganese, calcium, magnesium, zinc.
What time of day is best to drink this tea?
The most suitable time to brew a tea drink with cardamom is in the morning and lunch hours - it will help the body wake up, invigorate at work, and give strength during outdoor activities. The benefits and harms of tea with cardamom Due to the abundance of trace elements, a tea drink with the addition of spices perfectly tones up, promotes digestion and natural healing of a person. Benefits for the body and beneficial properties
What benefits can a spoonful of cardamom regularly added to tea bring to a person: Stimulates the acceleration of digestion, helps to remove extra pounds. Like other plants of the ginger family, it strengthens natural immunity, improves well-being. Improves bowel function by flushing out toxins. It has a warming effect, helps with colds. Liquefies phlegm, helps eliminate cough. Eliminates drowsiness, gives vigour, restores tone. Helps with various stomach disorders: indigestion, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea. Contraindications and harm Contraindications to the use of this herbal spice lie in the same properties that make it incredibly useful.
In order not to harm the body, cardamom is not recommended to use: In large quantities - any spices are good in moderation. People with chronically high blood pressure - the drink will increase it even more, which can lead to a hypertensive attack. Women, during the period of natural feeding: the abundance of active substances can negatively affect milk. Those who have an individual intolerance or allergy. How to make tea with cardamom When and how much cardamom to add when brewing a drink is determined depending on the recipe. It is always important to pay attention to the quality of the water. It is recommended to use only clean drinking or filtered water.
Cardamom Tea Recipes Adding cardamom to black or green tea, or combining it with other spices such as rosemary, gives the drink additional health benefits and taste, no matter how it is prepared.
We will need: 1 tablespoon of black tea; cinnamon stick; 8-10 boxes of cardamom; 1-1.5 l. water.
Cinnamon Crush the pods, let it brew in 1-1.5 liters of boiled water. Pour tea into the teapot, put cinnamon. Fill the leaves with about 300 ml. received cardamom infusion. The drink is great for burning calories.
Black tea Ingredients for the teapot: 1 tablespoon black Indian or Ceylon tea; 1 teaspoon whole cardamom seeds; 250-350 ml. boiling water. Black tea Pour the fruits of cardamom with boiling water, pre-infuse for about twenty minutes. Then you can drink it separately, or you can add it to black tea. The infusion is a natural sweetener, helps to control the use of sweets.
For a small kettle you will need: 1 teaspoon of green tea; 3-4 cardamom fruits; 250-300 ml. boiling water. Green tea First, simmer the tea leaves for a couple of minutes in boiling water, which then drain. Next, add spice fruits to a wet leaf, pour hot (75-85 degrees) water. Together with green tea, cardamom promotes metabolism, digestion, prevents deposition, and burns fat. Cardamom, ginger, cinnamon This exceptionally warming drink contains: 1-2 tablespoons of black tea; 3-4 cardamom fruits; a slice of ginger; cinnamon stick; 450-500 ml. boiling water. With lemon and ginger In tea brewed with cardamom fruits, put a whole stick of cinnamon and ginger. Let's get it right. Before serving, strain the drink. You can add honey for sweetness. Slices of lemon or orange to taste. with rosemary
For lovers of original combinations, you can try brewing tea with a mixture of cardamom and rosemary: 2 boxes of cardamom; 2 sprigs of rosemary; 1-2 tablespoons of black tea; 1/2 orange 750 ml. water.
Pour tea into a teapot scalded with boiling water, put cardamom and rosemary. Add citrus sliced \u200b\u200band slices, then pour boiling water over it, let it brew. Cardamom in combination with rosemary will play the role of an additional stimulant, you will get an invigorating, tonic drink. Can be consumed cold and hot. with star anise Cardamom and star anise are great for each other. Let's take a teapot: 1-2 tablespoons of green or black tea;
Half a tablespoon of ground cardamom or 2-3 whole fruits; 2 star anise flowers; 3-4 dried cloves; 450-500 ml. water.
With star anise
Pour boiling water over tea and spices (if the tea is green, then the water temperature should not be higher than 85 degrees). Insist and pour through a strainer.
Traditional Indian tea with milk and spices: A tablespoon of black tea; 1-2 teaspoons of sugar; Half a glass of milk; 2 peas of black pepper; cinnamon stick; 2-3 boxes of cardamom; 2-3 dry star anise, cloves; 350-450 ml of boiling water. With milk Boil water, put tea, hold for 1 minute. on a small fire. Pour milk, sugar, chopped fruits (do not put cloves). We insist the drink for about 3 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add cloves, let it brew, pour through a strainer.