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                                 MASALA TEA
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       c            Cold Water
      1/3   c            Milk (or to taste)
    1                    3 stick Cinnamon
    6                    Whole Green Cardamons
    4                    Whole Cloves
   12                    Black Peppercorn (opt)
   12       ts           Sugar (or to taste)
    6       ts           Leaf Tea (heaping) OR
                         -9 tea bags (orange pekoe)
        Combine water and milk in adeep pan, and bring to
   a boil. Add the spices and sugar. Stir to blend, and
   turn off the heat. Cover the pan, and let the spices
   soak for at least 10 minutes.
        Add the tea leaves or tea bags, and bring the
   water to a second boil. Reduce heat and simmer,
   covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover, check the color and
   taste, and if desired add more milk and sugar. Strain
   the tea into a warm teapot, and serve immediately.
   Note: This is the way traditional spiced tea is made.
   You may, however, omit the milk or sugar, or both, in
   which case reduce the quantity of tea to 2 heaping
   teaspoons or 3 tea bags.
   Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni
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