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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 3 teaspoons assam black tea
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar optional


  • Crush cardamom pods and cloves roughly in a mortar and pestle.
  • In a small saucepan, boil 1 cup of water with the cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon stick. 
  • When it reaches a rolling boil, turn the heat off and let it steep for about 10-15 minutes (preferably with the lid on). If you can let it steep longer that's even better, up to 30 minutes.
  • After 10-15 minutes, turn on the heat again. Once it starts to boil, put in 3 teaspoons of black tea and sugar if you want it sweetened. 
  • Let it boil for 3 minutes, then turn off the heat and add in 1 cup of soy milk. If the soy milk is cold, you might want to heat it a little further to ensure the tea is hot.
  • Strain and serve! 


You can replace soy milk with any plant milk of your choice.
If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can try a ghetto way to crush it, between two spoons or something maybe.