1 cup green cardamom pods
1 cup chopped cinnamon
1 cup chopped dried ginger
1/4 cup dried orange peel
1/4 cup whole cloves
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
Combine ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
To use: Measure 1 heaping tablespoon per cup of water and simmer 20 minutes. Turn off heat, add 1 teaspoon of your favorite black tea; steep 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten to taste with honey and milk. Makes about 3 cups chai tea blend.
Recipe from The Kansas City Star newspaper – 12/12/01.