Orange Cardamom Tea

I made this tea in honour of my gorgeous mother-in-law who passed away recently. I plan on drinking copious amounts of it at her wake, and hopefully I can get a few others to partake as well! It's delicious, lightly spiced with a subtle hint of orange. Guaranteed to warm the heart and make the tears flow smoothly.


4 cups boiling water
8 green cardamom pods
4 black tea bags. I used Rooibos Chai but you could just plain Roobios (Red Bush) or ordinary gumboot.
2 tsp orange blossom water


Gently crush the cardamom pods and place them in a saucepan along with the water.

Bring to a simmer.

Add the tea bags then bring the water to a boil.

Turn off the heat and let the tea steep for 5 minutes.

Stir in 2 tsp of orange blossom water then pour into teacups and serve.

(Alternatively, if you have a tea pot with a built in infuser you could just place the cardamom pods and teabags inside the infuser then pour over the boiling water. After 5 minutes add the orange blossom water.)


  1. revision work 5 years ago

    Orange and cardamom what could be better in the winter evening? Fragrant drink will cheer up your combination of tastes.

  2. timidwarrior 5 years ago

    OMG sounds delicious! Where do you get orange blossom water from?

    • Author
      Mrs D 5 years ago

      @timidwarrior I just found it at my local supermarket near the vanilla essence and stuff. Otherwise a deli or specialty food store should have it. x

  3. Liberty 5 years ago

    Honoured you shared this with us @mrs-d xxx
    Are you ever going to publish a book of all your drinks?

    • Author
      Mrs D 5 years ago

      No plans to @liberty! I have suggested it to my publishers but they weren’t keen… they are all here on this page though so easy to find. x

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