1 tsp ground cinnamon
seeds from 8 whole cardamom pods
1.5 liters (2.5 pints) cold water
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
3 oz dark muscovado sugar (the unrefined, brown, coarse sugar)
a pinch of leaf tea
Grind together cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns. Place water in a pan and add spices, ginger and nutmeg, and bring to a boil. When water is boiling, gradually stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat and add the tea. Cover and allow to stand 5 minutes. Strain liquid into a jug and serve.