I crushed up 6-8 cardamom pods, 4 cloves, 1 all spice, 4-5 pieces of black pepper and a cinnamon stick and let it simmer in milk. I then added this Tanzania Organic Tea to the mix. WOW! The light creamy brown stew was delicious! I stored some in my thermos and drank the rest. I love the hint of spice in my mouth. It is tingly. I added sugar to it too. I love this blend. Favorite!!!!