Brown beef in a 3-quart saucepan with garlic and diced onion. Then add remaining ingredients (except for tea) and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 40-60 minutes.
While chili is simmering, measure loose tea into a spice grinder and grind into fine powder.
Once chili is heated, turn off the burner and stir in ground tea. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Smoky Chili from https://www.adventureswithtea.com/smoky-chili/