Pour 3 cups of water in a kettle. Coarsely grind 5 cardamon and cloves in a pestle and mortar. Add to the water and bring to a rolling boil. Turn flame down to a low. Add 1/2 tsp of loose tea [I use a Yemeni brand called Kaboos. PG Tips works well too], and let boil for 30 seconds. Cover and let steep for 2 minutes. It takes on a reddish color, hence the name “Red Tea” in Aden. Serve.