I overheard a random comment from someone recently about the tea they were drinking — anise and clove. Hmm! I wondered what that would taste like.
Tonight I went to my local Natural Grocers in Medford and I just love their bulk aisle. I found not only anise and clove prepackaged in bulk, but also cardamom and rose hip. I had to look up rose hip to find out what that was good for. Googling around, I found some recipes for Indian tea involving cardamom and milk. That sounds good too!
I just kind of threw “whatever” in my little stone mortar and pestle, some anise, a clove, a few grains of cardamom and a little bit of rose hips, ground them all up, had the hot water ready, and a ginger root teateabag, poured the water over it and let it steep for a few minutes, added a teaspoon of honey, and mmmm! Perfect!