About 30 minutes
That's what this is besides being a most tasty treat.
Begin to simmer a little more than one teacup of water.
Peel and grate about 1/2 inch of ginger into the water.
Add some black pepper, cardamom powder, clove powder, and fennel seed.
(Powdered spices work ok, but some people prefer to used the seed and grind them in a mortar.)
Let this simmer a few minutes, then add about 1 tsp black tea (for instance Indian Darjeeling tea), let this simmer 3-5 minutes.
Add about 1 tsp turbinado sugar per intended serving.
Add about 1 teacup of milk, and bring it to a boil.
Let this sit for about 5 minutes, then strain into a cup and serve with honey.
To make more or less servings, maintain about a 1:1 ratio between milk and water, using a little extra water to account for steam. The amount of spice used varies according to individual taste.
Other spices may also be used, such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Experiment and see what you like.
Copyright 2004 West-Art, Prometheus 91/2004
PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin for Art, Politics and Science, Nr. 91, Spring 2004