Add cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, peppercorns, and cloves to the bowl of a mortar (or cutting board) and slightly crush the spices. You aren’t pulverizing into a powder, just slightly crushing into small pieces
To a medium saucepan add crushed spices, water, and grated or sliced ginger and bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce heat slightly to medium/medium-low and maintain a simmer for 15 minutes or until it reduces by about one-third.
Add tea (loose leaf or bags) and milk of choice and lower heat to low. Cover and continue cooking for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Then turn off heat and let steep for 5 minutes more (covered) or longer for deeper flavor.
Strain with a fine mesh strainer and add sweetener of choice
ENJOY! a Hot cup of DELICIOUS