Filter Tea

Ingredients

  1. South Indian Coffee Filter (6 cups steel) 1 number
  2. 2 cups Boiling water ~
  3. 4 teaspoons Tea –
  4. Elaichi green/cardamom – 3 crushed
  5. 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg –
  6. 1 tsp Cinnamon powder –
  7. Ginger fresh; deskinned – 2 inch piece crushed
  8. Clove – 3 numbers crushed
  9. 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds optional –
  10. 3/4 tsp Black pepper coarsely ground –
  11. Star anise (optional) – 1 number

Steps

  1. In a blender, dry grind ginger, elaichi, nutmeg powder, star anise, clove and fennel seeds. Grind them all well.

  2. Transfer this mixture to a South indian coffee filter and add tea. Now add 1 cup of boiling water to the filter over the powders and tea.

  3. Once the decoction is collected in the bottom half of the filter; pour the remaining water into the filter and let it drip down again. Once 2 cups have emptied; store the decoction and make tea with it.

  4. To make tea, boil milk/water and add the decoction as per your required strength; mix in sweetener of choice and enjoy hot/cold.

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