Winter Chai Tea
1 gallon water
3 Tbsp. cut and sifted licorice root
3 Tbsp.. dried ginger
1 Tbsp. whole cardamom pods or seeds
1 Tbsp. cloves
1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
3 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/3 cup black tea
Fill a large pot with water and add all the spices. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer 8-10 minutes (until your whole kitchen smells like chai!).
Turn off the heat and when the water is no longer boiling add the tea.
Let steep for about 5-8 minutes and strain into a large bowl with a mesh colander.
Transfer into a gallon-sized glass container. Store in refrigerator. Keeps well for about a week or more.
To serve: combine chai with an equal part doshic appropriate milk. Sweeten to taste with honey or sucanat.