7 cups water
3 Darjeeling tea bags
4 thin slices fresh ginger
1 vanilla bean, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
1 cup milk
6 tablespoons honey
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
Add tea, ginger, vanilla bean, cinnamon and bay leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes, adding milk near the end of the simmering time.
Stir in honey.
Remove from heat, cover and steep for 3 minutes.
Strain through a sieve to remove spices.
Serve over ice.
Yield: 1 quart