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Cardamom Tea Granita



Toast cardamom seeds and ginger in a dry 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until very fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Pour through a fine sieve lines with a paper towel into a bowl.
Pour into an 8- to 9-inch metal baking pan.
Freeze, stirring and crushing lumps with a fork every 30 minutes, until firm.
Scrape granita with a fork to lighten texture and serve in cordial glasses.