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A robust cup of French Press Cardamom Fennel Chai with all the masala chai flavor, but with less cleanup.
French Press Cardamom Fennel Chai

You all know tea is a big part of my life. Given how often my family has chai, it’s about time someone decided to made it in a French Press and cut down the whole “masala chai process”.
French Press Cardamom Fennel Chai

This French Press Chai is a family recipe, and one that my brother came up with. He is a tea and coffee connoisseur. Every time I go back home, this is the chai you’re seeing on my stories. We rarely make boiled Masala Chai unless we have guests over.
French Press Cardamom Fennel Chai

This recipe is quick and easy with all that Indian tea flavor, but without having to stand in front of a stove. Hope you guys try this recipe next time you’re up for Masala Chai.

Tips on making the BEST French Press Cardamom Fennel Tea:

  • add hot water, not boiling water, to the French Press. Adding boiling water will result in bitter tea, so make sure the water is hot.
  • Make sure you use green cardamom pods with black seeds. Often times we find pods with brown seeds in them which aren’t as flavorful. Go for the black seeds.
  • Allow the tea to brew for 3-4 minutes in a tea cozy before serving.
  • Add a touch of whole milk, however evaporated milk would be lovely in this tea. Additionally, if you’re dairy-free, opt for cashew nut milk on top… it works really well in this recipe.

french press cardamom fennel tea is:

Robust
Flavorful
Gluten-Free
Customizable – go dariy-free, I recommend Cashew Milk
Floral
Medium Bodied
Delicious

How to make French Press Cardamom Fennel Tea step by step?

1. Boil the water.

2. While the water boils, remove the seeds from the cardamom pods. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the seeds. Crush the fennel seeds too.

3. Add all the seeds to the French Press.

4. Along with Indian tea leaves.

5. Once the water boils, wait for a couple minutes until it is not boiling, but rather hot. Once hot, add the hot water to the French Press.

6. Stir. Cover the French Press with its lid followed by a tea cozy. Wait 3-4 minutes and let the flavors combine.

7. Once done. Gently press the French Press and pour into a tea cup. Enjoy with touch of milk.


5 from 1 vote

French Press Cardamom Fennel Chai

By: Nisha
A robust cup of French Press Cardamom Fennel Chai with all the masala chai flavor, but with less cleanup.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 cups

Ingredients 

  • 3 cardamom pods with black seeds, crushed
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 3 tsp Indian tea leaves, I love Wagh Bakri
  • 20 ounces hot water
  • 6 tbsp whole milk, 2 tbsp per cup of tea
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Instructions 

  • Boil the water.
  • While the water boils, remove the seeds from the cardamom pods. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the seeds. Do the same for the fennel seeds.
  • Add all the seeds to the French Press.
  • Along with Indian tea leaves.
  • Once the water boils, wait for a couple minutes until it is not boiling, but rather hot. Once hot, add the hot water to the French Press.
  • Stir. Cover the French Press with its lid followed by a tea cozy. Wait 3-4 minutes and let the flavors combine.
  • Once done. Gently press the French Press and pour into a tea cup. Enjoy with touch of milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Additional Info

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Indian
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Hi, I'm Nisha!

I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.


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