Bored of your regular cup of English breakfast tea?

Spice it up, literally, with an infusion of delicate spices from your store cupboard.

We make and drink desi tea in the restaurant all the time.  It’s on the menu too if you ever wanted to try it after a meal.  But it’s so easy to make at home too.

Using a regular black tea bag, add fennel, star anise, cinnamon and cardamom, milk and sugar.

For each cup allow:

- 1 tea bag

- 10 small pieces of fennel

- 1/4 star anise

- 2cm stick of cinnamon

- 1 cardamom pod

Add all the ingredients to a pan and boil. This allows the spices to slowly infuse with the tea as the temperature rises.  Once boiling, turn down and allow to simmer for a few minutes.  Add your milk and sugar to taste and serve immediately.