Pamela posted 11-13-99 7:44 PM pt (US)
4 (1 1/2 in.) slices fresh ginger (use vegetable peeler)
1 (2 in.) cinnamon stick
4 whole cloves
1 heaping demitasse powdered cardamom
1 (6 in.) vanilla bean (cut up into 1 in. pieces), or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 dash nutmeg
1 heaping Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup honey
3 Bigelow Darjeeling Blend tea bags or regular black tea
2 cups water
2 cups milk or 1% milk
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and toss in teabags then all other ingredients in order above. Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add milk and bring to boil, then take off heat.
Strain through strainer or coffee filters and serve hot or in a tall glass filled with ice.
Refrigerate unused portion. To reheat, you may either heat any conventional way, or froth with cappucino maker!
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