Warm your cockles with some yogi tea this christams
1 Gallon Water
30 whole green cardamon pods
30 whole black peppercorns
1 lg finger of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
5 sticks cinnamon
1 teabag, Black Tea
*Milk and Honey to taste (*optional)
Bring water to boil.
Add all spices except black tea bag. Boil 30 -45 min. Longer is stronger.
Finally, add black tea bag and boil another 5 min. **The black tea is added last because it amalgamates the spices and sort of seals them. Also the tannins help assimilate the spices into the body.
If adding milk & honey, do so after adding the tea bag and letting it steep– OR BETTER add milk and honey to individual cup or a small batch. That way you can store the raw tea in the fridge and prepare with milk and honey as you go.
If you go cup by cup, you can leave the raw tea on the stove on the lowest flame to enjoy all day.