4 teaspoons loose-leaf black tea, such as Assam
1 or 2 cinnamon sticks (each about 2 1/2 in. long)
1 or 2 black (also called brown) cardamom* pods, crushed with a rolling pin or mallet 2 to 4 green cardamom pods, crushed with a rolling pin or mallet
1 or 2 quarter-size slices fresh ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup whole or low-fat milk
How to Make It
Pour 2 cups water into a medium saucepan and add tea and spices. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil 2 minutes.
Add sugar and milk and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil gently 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain and pour into small cups or heatproof glasses.