Giving a Christmas party? Make sure your friends don't hate you the next day:
- Brew 2 litres of good black tea. Put to one side.
- In your biggest pot, bring 300g sugar to the boil with some of the tea, some cinnamon sticks, some crushed cardomon pods, and 3 quartered oranges. You can stud the oranges with cloves to suit.
- When the sugar has disolved, you can add the rest of the tea, bringing the mixture to the boil.
- Remove from the heat and add 2 bottles of moderately good red wine. Serve.