Very flavorful. A bit like Chinese 5-spice. I didn't use a tea ball. I have some nifty little pouches that fold over to make homemade tea bags, and that worked great. I love tea in the fall and winter, and this one will go into the regular rotation. Made for Fall 2011 PAC game.
Although this was quite delightful, the cardamom was a bit overpowering (even at the small amount called for in this recipe) and I didn't think it meshed well with the other spices. I'd omit the cardamom the next time I make this tea. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Feelah_the_Tigress. Made for Spring 2013 Pick-A-Chef.