(Yield: 2 Cups)

  • 1.5 tsp Loose-leaf black tea leaves.
  • 2 tsp Brown sugar
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 3 cloves
  • Thin slice of ginger
  • Milk
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (optional)


  1. Heat one cup of water in a pot on medium heat.
    (Just use the cup/mug you will drink the tea in!)
  2. Add tea leaves, sugar, cloves, and cinnamon stick to the pot. Lightly smash the ginger and cardamom pods in a mortar and pestle. Add them to the pot as well and give it swirl.
  3. Bring the tea and spices to a boil for a few minutes until the brew is fragrant and dark in color.
  4. Add one cup of milk to the pot.
  5. Let the tea brew for a few minutes until the color changes from a pale brown to a darker, rich brown and the tea is boiling. Once the tea is boiling, lower heat to a simmer for a few minutes to get all the beautiful flavors of the spices (Don’t rush this step!! If it does not change color after a few minutes, add some more tea leaves here).
  6. Once the color is dark brown, pour the tea over a strainer and serve!
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