Makes 8 cups; 8 servings

Notes: To crush the cardamom seed, smash it with a flat-bottomed glass. For iced tea, brew up to 1 day ahead, replacing the whole milk with water and substituting Darjeeling tea for the Assam; to serve, pour the tea into ice-filled glasses.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat, combine milk, 1 quart water, sugar, ginger, and cardamom seed. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Add tea and simmer, stirring gently, 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 3

Remove pan from heat, cover, and let stand until tea is a dark reddish brown color, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Pour through a fine strainer into a hot teapot.

Step 5

Nutritional analysis per serving with milk.

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