I’m so addicted to this tricked out tea! It’s full of health promoting spices and perfect for early falls’s fluctuating temperatures since it’s equally awesome hot or iced.
6 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cardamom pods
4-5 whole cloves
1-2 tablespoons fennel seeds (naturally sweet)
3 yerba mate, green or black tea bags
Optional: thinly sliced fresh ginger, milk (coconut milk is my fave), sweetener
Place water, spices and ginger (if using) in a pot and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Add tea bags and steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain and serve with optional sweetener and milk.
You can get these ingredients at a health food or international grocery store. Locals: I get mine at Bhavik Grocery 130 East Main Street, Elmsford.