3 tablespoons chopped cinnamon sticks
1 garlic clove, whole
2 tablespoons star anise
1½ tablespoons allspice, ground
2 tablespoons white peppercorns
2 tablespoons ginger, ground
1 cup honey
2 cups water
1 large coffee filter
6 inches cooking twine
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Toast the chopped cinnamon sticks, star anise, allspice, white pepper corns and ginger in the oven for 5 minutes. Transfer spices to a large coffee filter, form into a bag and tie it closed with the cooking twine.
Combine the spice bag, honey and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from the heat and allow the spice bag to steep for 10 minutes before discarding it and cooling the syrup.