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French Press Cardamom Fennel Chai

A robust cup of French Press Cardamom Fennel Chai with all the masala chai flavor, but with less cleanup.
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Author: Nisha @ honeywhatscooking
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 -3 cups


  • 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
  • a touch of whole milk, optional


  • 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.
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