Makes 8 – 10 servings
2 cups mugicha (brewed extra dark)
1 (1 1/2-inch) piece cinnamon stick
5 green cardamom pods, lightly smashed
6 whole cloves
1/2 star anise
3 quarter-sized coins fresh ginger
2 teaspoons honey, or more to taste
whole milk, to taste
1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the mugicha, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, star anise, and ginger together. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Turn the heat off and allow it to steep for 15 minutes.
2. Stir in the honey. Strain into a tea pot for serving, or straight into tea cups. Add milk to taste.