6 cups Boiling Water
4 Black Tea Bags (PG Tips Tea is my fav)
1 Cinnamon stick or 1 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp. Ground Cloves
½ tsp. Ginger Powder
1 tsp. Cardamom
1 pinch of Pepper
Clean Natural Colored Muslin or Cheese Cloth
2 Tbsps. Honey or Maple Syrup
2 cups of Milk or Almond Milk
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
Put a pot of water (about 6 cups) on to boil. Cut a square of muslin about 5” x 5”, dump the spices in, and tie with natural cotton string or thread (nothing dyed). Drop spice bag into the boiling water and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 5 – 10 mins, depending on how strong you want. Turn off heat, remove spice bag, and add tea bags. Let sit for 2 minutes. Stir in honey or maple syrup until dissolved. Add Vanilla Extract and Milk. Adjust as desired, you may want more milk and/or sweetener.
Serve up immediately or refrigerate to be drunk later either cold or reheated.
***If you haven’t got fabric for a spice bag, put the spices directly into the simmering water. After tea bag removal, strain the mix through a fine mesh strainer lined with a paper coffee filter. The spices will be a slimy mess so it’s not ideal
but it’ll do in a pinch.