Masala Chai

Ingredients and Preparation:

4 cups water, 3 cloves, 4 black peppercorns, 1/4" cinnamon, 3 pods of cardamom, cracked, 1x1" approx dried orange peel (optional).

Bring all the above to a rolling boil, add 2 tsp of loose black tea and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.

Add 1/4 cup of milk (or as desired) and continue to simmer for 3 -5 min more.

Strain and enjoy with or without sugar.

You can strengthen the 'spicy' taste by adding more cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.

I took the liberty of changing the format for this recipe because it is really simple, but if you would prefer it in the usual format with all the ingredients listed and then the preparation method, do please let me know.