What started this is I got green cardamom pods. I got maybe a half a cup of them for $0.50! You know you're jealous.
Based off of this recipe
12 oz water
1 (1-inch) piece cinnamon stick
2 green cardamom pods, smashed
4 whole cloves
1/2 star anise
2 quarter-sized coins fresh ginger
1 heaping teaspoon black tea leaves
sweetened condensed milk, to taste
Boil the water.
Steep all the ingredients for 15 minutes.
Heat as needed to keep just below a boil.