From Grace (a former employee and current customer):
(all spice measurements are approximates, adjust to suit your taste or budget)
6-8 whole star anise12 cardamom pods12 whole cloves2 cinnamon sticks1/4-inch pieces of ginger root, thinly sliced1 teaspoon whole peppercorns2 bay leaves7 cups water2 tablespoons black tea leaves6 tablespoons brown sugar
Boil the star anise, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks, ginger root, peppercorns, bay leaves, and water for 5 minutes then allow to steep for 10 minutes.
Bring back to boil and, using an infuser or tea bags, add the tea leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove the tea leaves, and add sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with your preference of cream, milk, or soy milk.
Big John's PFI 1001 6th Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98118, USA
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