Heat water in a saucepan along with the cardamom.
As it starts to boil, ie. froth starts from the side, add the tea leaves. Allow it to come to a rolling boil.
Reduce the flame to the lowest and allow it to brew till it reaches desired strength. A warning though - do not boil for too long, it will become too strong to drink.
Switch off, add the sugar and mix. Sieve and serve hot!