Oranges with Spiced Chai Syrup

10  Oranges Peeled and Sliced

Syrup

1/2    Cup              Water

1                         Chai tea bag

3/4   Cup               Honey

5                         Peppercorns

1                         Cinnamon Stick

1/4    teaspoon      Cardamom

1/4    teaspoon      Ginger

2         whole        Cloves

For the syrup: In a small saucepan, boil 1/2 cup water. Turn off heat, add tea-bag and brew tea, leaving bag in the water until cool and tea is very dark. Remove tea-bag, squeezing out excess tea. Add honey and all of the spices. Bring liquid to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 to 7 minutes, or until liquid has slightly reduced and you are left with 1 cup of liquid. Remove from heat and cool for half an hour. Using a fine-meshed sieve or tea brewer, strain out whole spices. Syrup should be thinner than honey, but still have body.

Pour syrup over oranges and soak overnight. Serve with a cherry on top.

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