Here's the recipe:
For each 8oz. cup, start with 10 oz. of water. For convenience, make at least 4 cups at one time.
For each cup of boiling water, add:
- 3 whole cloves
- 4 whole green cardamom pods
- 6 whole black peppercorns
- 1/2 stick cinnamon
- Optional: 1 slice of fresh ginger root
Boil for 20-30 minutes, then add 1/4 tsp. any black tea. Let sit for one or two minutes and then add 1/2 cup milk and reheat. Strain and serve with honey to taste.
Black pepper is a blood purifier, cardamom is for the colon (gas), cloves are for the nervous system and cinnamon for the bones. Ginger is helpful when suffering from a cold, recovering from the flu or for general physical weakness. The milk aids in the easy assimilation of the spices and avoids irritation to the colon. The black tea creates a synergy for all of the ingredients.