Himalayan Chai

Ingredients


  • 1 Tablespoon fennel seeds or several star anise
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 12 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/4 inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 Tablespoons light brown sugar or honey
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons Darjeeling tea
  • 1 cup milk


Directions


  1. Place all ingredients except the tea and milk in a pot.  
  2. Cover and boil over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat, add the tea leaves, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the milk and bring to a boil.
  5. Strain the tea into teacups and serve hot.
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