|Earl Grey Tea, Spices, Lemon, Condensed Milk|
|After Simmering the Spices and Tea Steeping|
4 cups water
Grated lemon zest from one lemon
16 whole cardamom pods
12 whole black peppercorns
8 whole cloves
1 star anise
4 teaspoons Earl Grey tea or 4 teabags
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1. Place in a 3-quart saucepan the water, lemon zest, cardamom pods, peppercorns, cloves and star anise. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Bring back to a full boil and stir in tea. Remove heat, cover and let tea steep for 5 minutes.
3. Strain tea into a teapot. Stir in condensed milk.
4. Serve in individual cups. Pass around extra sugar if needed.