1heaping tablespoon of black tea (empty out tea bags to make a tablespoon if you don't buy loose leaves)
Add any (or all) of the following:
3cardamom pods, smashed
approximately 1-inch piece of cinnamon stick
1 to 2thin slices fresh ginger
sweetener, to taste (recommended: honey or maple syrup)
Bring water and milk to a simmer with spices in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to lowest setting and add tea. Steep until tea takes on a deep, pinky-tan color, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain into a cup and stir in sweetener to taste.
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