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3 cups water
2 cups whole milk
4 cardamon pods
1-inch piece fresh ginger
1/2 vanilla bean (not classic, so optional)
6 whole black peppercorns
2 3-inch pieces cinnamon
2 tbs black tea leaves
sugar or honey
Peel and, on a cutting board, smash ginger with back of a pan. Split and scrape vanilla bean. Using the same pan, coarsely crush whole spices. Add to pot with water and milk. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat, continue stirring, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add tea leaves. Simmer and stir a further 5 minutes, sweetening to taste with sugar or honey. Pour infusion through a tea strainer, or use a French Press.
Serves 4 if by teacup.

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