This is a recipe someone taught me.
2 tsp loose black tea
1 1/2 cups (use the mug you will be drinking from) water
1/2 cup WHOLE milk
5-6 tsp sugar
grind up the following-
4-5 cardamom pods
1/3 of a star anise
1/4 inch cinnamon stick
8 peppercorns (or 1 tsp coarsely, freshly ground pepper)
grate 1/8 of a nutmeg
slowly bring to a boil. Then boil for about 10 minutes or until the milk creates a foamy top.
Now using a fine grater (or zester) grate in 1/8 inch of fresh ginger. If this is put in too soon the milk may curdle.
Strain into cups. Or into a pitcher and into the fridge (if you like it cold, you can pour over ice, too.)
Makes 2 mugs.