8 green cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks, broken into small pieces
3-5 whole cloves
1 Tbsp allspice berries
1 Tbsp dried ginger, sliced
8 or 10 black peppercorns
4 whole star anise
2 tablespoons loose leaf black tea, 2 tea bags
1 cup plant based milk of your choice
2–3 teaspoons sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, sugar, agave etc.) *optional
- Use mortar and pestle, spice grinder or rolling pin, lightly crack seeds and break spices to allow them to release their flavour.
- Place all the spices in 2 generous cups of water, in a pot, and bring to a boil.
- Turn the off heat and let it steep at least 10 minutes and up to a few hours hours. The longer it steeps, the more flavourful it will er!
- Add your choice of milk. Bring to alight simmer, stir in your choice of sweetener to taste, and serve hot.