Begin by placing a saucepan on the stove, and into it, pour water. Add in ginger, cloves, cardamom pods, black peppercorns, and the cinnamon stick. Heat the mixture until it reaches a boiling point.
Once the liquid is boiling, introduce loose black tea leaves and reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer for 5 minutes.
Integrate milk into the simmering tea, allowing it to simmer together for an additional 2 minutes.
Now, incorporate sugar into the mixture, adjusting it to your preferred level of sweetness. Stir thoroughly and let it continue simmering for an additional 2-3 minutes. Adjust the sugar according to your taste.
Turn off the heat source and carefully strain the aromatic tea into cups or mugs.
Serve your delightful “Kadak Chai” while it’s still hot and savor its robust flavor!