|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
Reprinted with permission from Green Tea: 50 Hot Drinks, Cool Quenchers, and Sweet and Savory Treats by Mary Lou Heiss (Harvard Common Press, 2006).
2 tablespoons (8 grams) medium-size loose-leaf green tea or 4 green tea bags
- one 5-inch cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
- 8 whole star anise or 1 1/2 tablespoons broken star anise pieces
- 4 cups boiling water
Put the tea leaves or tea bags into a pre-warmed teapot and set aside.
Put the cinnamon stick and star anise into a 4-cup heatproof measuring cup and add the boiling water. Stir to mix, then infuse for 2 minutes.
Quickly pour the infusion into the teapot, straining carefully to keep the cinnamon and star anise from going into the teapot. Steep the tea in the spice infusion for 2 minutes.
Strain the brewed tea into teacups and serve immediately.