grains of paradise

Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and closely related to cardamom. Its seeds are used as a spice (ground or whole), and commonly known as grains of paradise, melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, ossame, or fom wisa; it imparts a pungent, black-pepper-like flavour with hints of citrus. […] Today the condiment is sometimes used in gourmet cuisine as a replacement for pepper, and to give unique flavor in some craft beers, gins, and Norwegian akvavit.” (Wikipedia) It was apparently used quite a bit in Renaissance brewing.

Chai Lager

Chai Lager

Cardamom, ginger, vanilla, star anise, and grains of paradise—plus some actual black tea, because why not.