The neat thing about Ainar is the treat at the bottom of the cup, nuts. After cooking a bunch of warming, fragrant spices like cinnamon, caraway, anise, and nutmeg in a large pot of water, the hot tea is poured over assorted nuts with as much sugar or honey as you can stand. Walnut, almond, and pine nuts are the most common. Anise is said to help mamas recover from childbirth. Recipe from Penzy’s Spices’ 2012 early summer catalog.