T’Mihn’s Cooking Corner: Vulcan Fire Tea

Cooking cornerHere’s another delicacy from our resident Vulcan chef, T’Mihn Ah’mygahn! Today’s feature is a Vulcan beverage that is sure to warm even the coldest of nights aboard the starship…


  • 8 g cloves (1.5 tsp)
  • 8 g fresh cardamom (2 tsp, or 1 tsp if using ground cardamom)
  • 18 g fresh ginger, chopped (1 heaping TBS)
  • 1/2 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp fennel
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • A few pinches of cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 50 g (1/2 cup) red Rooibos tea leaves
  • 1/4 cup (4 oz) honey
  • 2 cups milk

Put all the spices in a pan with the milk, heat gently. You don’t want to scald the milk. The spices flavor will infuse into the milk. Heat to just boiling, add tea leave,bring heat down. Steep for six minutes. Strain all the spices and leaves. Add honey and enjoy.