Place the spices and the water in a small pot and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes or until it is reduced by half.
Remove from heat and add the tea. Steep for 5 minutes, then strain into a tea pot using a fine mesh sieve.
Heat milk in a pot over medium/low heat, being careful not to scald the milk or boil it. Add the sweetener of choice and stir until dissolved. Then pour it into the tea pot with the tea, stir to combine and serve.