For each cup of tea, you will need:
- 1 green cardamon pod
- 1 clove
- 1 pea-size piece fresh ginger
- half-inch piece cinnamon stick
- 1-2 whole black peppercorn
- 1 tsp black tea
Grind all the spices except for fresh ginger and tea in a clean coffee grinder or mortar/pestal. If desperate, pound them up with a hammer. Dried ginger may be substitued for fresh, but be careful not to use too much since it is more concentrated.
Boil everything together, then simmer for 10 minutes. Drain/strain spices and tea leaves out. Sweeten to taste and add cream if you wish.