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Cardamom Masala- Ilam Black Tea is a popular tea blend that originates from Nepal. It combines the rich and bold flavor of Ilam black tea with the warm and spicy notes of cardamom masala, resulting in a delicious and satisfying drink. In this article, we'll explore the origins of this tea blend, its flavor profile, and how to prepare it.


The Origins of Cardamom Masala- Ilam Black Tea

Ilam black tea is grown in the Ilam district of Nepal, which is located in the eastern region of the country. The tea is grown at high altitudes, which results in a unique flavor profile that is highly sought after by tea lovers around the world. The tea is harvested by hand and processed using traditional methods, which helps to preserve its unique flavor and aroma.

Cardamom, on the other hand, is a spice that is commonly used in Nepal and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is often used in tea blends to add warmth and depth to the flavor. The combination of Ilam black tea and cardamom masala is a perfect match, as the bold flavor of the tea is complemented by the warm and spicy notes of the cardamom. 

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Flavor Profile

Cardamom Masala- Ilam Black Tea has a complex and layered flavor profile that is both bold and spicy. The Ilam black tea provides a strong and robust base, while the cardamom masala adds warmth and depth to the flavor. The tea has a natural sweetness that is complemented by the spicy notes of the cardamom, resulting in a balanced and satisfying drink.

The aroma of the tea is also quite unique, with notes of earthy black tea and warm, spicy cardamom. The combination of these two aromas is both comforting and invigorating, making it the perfect tea for any time of day.


Preparation By Nepal Tea Exchange

We believe that tea drinking experience should be completely personal and liberating. There is no right or wrong way to brew tea. Individual taste buds are unique.

Therefore we encourage tea lovers to not necessarily bind themselves with our methods but let their experience, contemplation and discovery be personal. After all, that is where the joy of drinking tea lies. We believe that a tea drinker should try different variations of brewing methods, amount of tea, steeping time and water temperature to come to find the perfect taste they fall in love with.

We have tried many different methods and variations to brew24° Cardamom Masala- Ilam Black Tea, out of which, we have picked our favorites as follows:




1. Get 10 oz filtered water and bring it to boil.

2. Add about 1 teaspoon of tea leaves into a clear glass or in your Steeping cup.

3. Pour the boiling hot water into your clear glass or steeping cup containing tea leaves.

4. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes.

5. Repeat for second infusion, adding 1 min extra steeping time.


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Traditional Method


1. Get 6 oz filtered water and bring it to boil.

2. Add about 1.5 teaspoon of tea leaves into the boiling water and let it boil for 2- 3 mins

3. Add 4 oz of milk on to the boiling water

4. Bring the mixture to boil, be watchful, as it could spill.

5. Take it off the stove, let it sit for a minute or two and bring it to boil again.

6. Take it off the stove, let it sit for a minute or two.

7. Strain, add your favorite Honey/ sugar/ sweetener and enjoy




If you're looking for a delicious and unique tea blend to try, Cardamom Masala- Ilam Black Tea is definitely worth a try. Its bold and spicy flavor profile, combined with the natural sweetness of Ilam black tea, make it a satisfying and comforting drink that is perfect for any time of day. So brew yourself a cup and enjoy the warm and inviting flavors of this delicious tea blend.


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