My new after workout drink filled with health benefits that just so happens to taste yummy.
3 cups water
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 inch pc of ginger, peeled and sliced
4 whole cloves or 1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
1 star anise pod
8 oolong tea bags
Combine water and milk in a saucepan over medium low heat.
Then the spice packet. I wrapped it in cheese cloth then placed it in a tea holder.
Stir in vanilla.
Let mixture come to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. While this is happening, let’s discuss star anise. So pretty. They smell like a mild black licorice so one is plenty for the taste.
Turn stove heat up to medium and bring to a boil. Once mixture is boiling, throw in tea bags, cover and remove from heat. Wait 4 minutes.
Drain mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Refrigerate for up to a day or serve over ice ASAP.