Ginger-Spiced Tea

jeanndan posted 06-03-99

Ginger-Spiced Tea

6 cups water
6 whole cardamom pods
4 fresh or crystallized ginger slices
2 1 1/2 x 3-inch orange peel strips (orange part only)
6 whole cloves
2 cups low-fat milk
6 teaspoons tea leaves (preferably Darjeeling or Assam)
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

Combine first 5 ingredients in heavy large saucepan. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add milk and tea, bring to boil and simmer 2 minutes. Turn off heat and steep 4 to 6 minutes, according to desired strength. Mix in sugar. Strain tea.

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