Cuisinart original

While this tea is best prepared with half & half, reduced-fat or soy milk may be substituted.


Makes one 6-ounce serving


3 black tea bags water 6 ounces half & half ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 star anise pods 1½ x ½-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger pinch orange zest 2 teaspoons honey

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 50 (­­­0% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 0mg • calc. 2mg • fiber 0g


1. Put tea bags into an 8-ounce mug. Put at least 8 ounces of water into your kettle and select the Black setting. Pour 2 ounces of the hot water over the tea bags and let steep 10 to 15 minutes.
2. While the water is heating, bring the half & half and vanilla to a boil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stir in the spices, ginger and zest. Let the mixture simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Once the tea has steeped, fully squeeze out tea from tea bags, reserving the tea and discarding the bags. Add the steeped tea to the half & half mixture.
4. Strain mixture into an 8-ounce mug and stir in honey.