Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sipper For The Season~

A Holiday Special for Non Coffee Takers~

This delicious tea can serve as dessert, or with dessert instead of coffee.

(Hot Spiced Tea Punch)

12 whole cardamom pods, or substitute allspice
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1 stick of good cinnamon
4 Tbsp Darjeeling tea leaves
1 bottle of hearty Burgundy (about one quart )
1/4 cup honey
Cinnamon sticks to garnish

Bring to boil in a large saucepan...1 quart plus 1 cup water and the spices
Remove from heat-add tea leaves and stir-cover and steep 5 minutes
Strain tea and return to saucepan

Over low heat, add wine and honey-warm gently-stirring occasionally-5 to 10 minutes
( do not boil )

Pour into a punch bowl or ladle into mugs and garnish

Makes 2 quarts

Enjoy~Tis The Season~

Bea Rigsby-Kunz
Sage Hill Farms

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