These are not the droids… – Chai Masala

Testing out the new WordPress app for the iPhone. Since y’all are so nice, I’ll give you this quick fix tea:

Makes 5 cups

4 C water
1 C milk
5 black peppercorns
10 cloves
5 cardamom seeds
1 stick cinnamon
1 star anise… star? pod? thing.
5 bags of black tea (or 5 spoonfuls of loose tea)
5 big (soup) spoons of sugar

Lightly crush the spices. Add water and spice to a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.
Bring back to a boil, remove from heat, and add tea. Steep for 5 minutes.
Strain and discard spices/tea leaves. Add milk and sugar to taste – the sugar helps bring out the spice in the tea.