For each serving:
2/3 cup whole milk
1/3 cup cold water
1 rounded teaspoon demerara or golden sugar
1 rounded teaspoon black tea
1 green cardamom pod, crushed
1 whole clove, crushed
2 berries allspice, crushed
dash of powdered ginger or grated fresh ginger
tiny drop of vanilla
Put everything in a small pot, bring to a boil, stirring, and let it steep four minutes or so. Strain and serve. Delicious. Good iced, too.
I make this in a ceramic canister, in about these proportions. I used about half an inch of vanilla bean, a piece of dried ginger, and the noted spices, and leave it for about three weeks, shaking it regularly, and then use it through the year. Enjoy.