1 orange, finely chopped
1 small bunch fresh sweet mint
8 teaspoons (40 ml) Assam or other tea
5 teaspoons (25 ml) raw sugar
20 green cardamom pods
5 star anise
Rose petals (optional)
4 cups (1 L) cold water
1. Place all the ingredients in a large container and add the cold water.
2. Cover and allow to infuse for 10 hours in the refrigerator.
3. Strain then add more sugar, to taste. Serve very cold with pomegranate seeds as a garnish.
Note: Various teas and spices can be used, to suit individual tastes. Cold infusing for a long time allows all the fragrances of a tea to develop without releasing the tannins, creating a very refreshing drink It is, of course, possible to prepare a hot infusion and dilute it with ice cubes to cool it.