Try this spicy take on the Indian classic for an exotic iced tea blend perfect for company.
5 cups (1.5 L) water
4 bags black tea (such as orange pekoe or Darjeeling)
1/3 cup (80 mL) raw honey
1 stick cinnamon
2 slices ginger
2 cardamom pods, bruised
1/4 tsp (1 mL) aniseed
1 cup (250 mL) water
In large pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Cover pot. Let tea steep approximately 4 minutes. Remove tea bags.
In separate saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Add spice mixture to tea and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Strain tea through cheesecloth into pitcher before serving.
Each serving contains: 89 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 24 g carbohydrates; 0 g fibre; 12 mg sodium
source: "Iced Tea", alive #345, July 2011
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