Cardamom Rosewater Iced Tea

This will definitely up your iced tea game. Toasted cardamom and rosewater add warm, exotic notes to this creamy, honey-sweetened iced summer drink. Slideshow:  More Iced Tea Recipes 

Cardamom Rosewater Iced Tea
Photo: © Adrian Gaut
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ½ cup green cardamom pods (2 ounces)

  • 12 black tea bags

  • ½ cup honey

  • Ice

  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • 8 drops of rosewater


  1. In a small skillet, toast the cardamom pods over moderate heat, stirring, until very fragrant and deep golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Add the tea bags and 8 cups of hot water and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain the tea into a bowl and stir in the honey. Cover and refrigerate until cold.

  2. Pour the tea into 8 ice-filled glasses. Top each serving with 1 1/2 tablespoons of heavy cream and 1 drop of rosewater.

Make Ahead

The strained cardamom tea can be refrigerated for 3 days.

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