In a saucepan, add all the spice ingredients to the water. Do not add the tea and the milk yet.
Bring water to a boil.
Turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
At the end of the simmering, add the black tea and steep for 5 minutes.
Reheat until JUST before the boil. Remove from heat.
Stir in honey.
Pour through a strainer into a large glass pyrex measuring cup.
Pour into individual serving cups.
After you add the milk watch it very closely. When the milk just comes to the boiling point be sure to take the pot off the burner just before the milk begins to froth up. Be careful as this will happen very quickly.