Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gilgit Tea

I was recently thumbing through a book called The East India Company Book of Tea by Antony Wild. I came across a note for Gilgit Tea. I'd never heard of that. Here is the recipe:

"Add a few pods of cardamom to a pot of Chinese green tea. Allow to brew for five minutes."

I gave it a try! I brewed the green tea for about 2.5 minutes, and as such, the cardamom flavor wasn't very strong. I added in a tiny sprinkling of ground cardamom and was pleased.

Have you heard of Gilgit Tea? I wasn't able to find it on the Internet, tho I did learn that Gilgit is a city in Pakistan.


Marlena said...

I'd never heard of it either, but I would like to try it as I do like cardamom

Angela McRae said...

That's definitely a new one to me. I'm impressed that you actually tried it!

Marilyn said...

This is new to me too, but sounds yummy.

parTea lady said...

I really like cardamom and use it in my spiced tea and some baking, but I've never heard of Gilgit Tea. I'll have to try that.

Thanks for the book link and recipe.

Rosemary said...

Hmmm... interesting! New to me!