This tea is a wild take on a traditional favorite, using Kahili Ginger rhizome with a blend of beloved spices to create a warming and comforting treat. We like to enjoy this brew with a circle of friends or make a batch and heat it cup by cup in the mornings.
4 cups water
2 whole star anise
1/2 Tablespoon ground cardamom
12 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks or 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 large piece Kahili Ginger rhizome OR
2-5 tablespoons kahili ginger powder Kahili Ginger powder
1 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
8 bags black tea (or equivalent loose)
4 cups milk of choice, hot
1/4 cup honey, or brown sugar
Combine all ingredients except milk and sweetener, and boil for 10 minutes.
Add the hot milk, and mix, with your choice of honey or brown sugar.
Enjoy! This makes about 8 cups.