(And I was too cold and impatient, so I just let it boil for five or ten minutes. Worked out fine also.
Translation of the recipe:
boil water and add two cracked cardemom pods, a teaspoon of aniseed, a piece of ginger, some peppercorns, a piece of cinnamon, two cloves and let it cook for about half an hour. add some earl grey tea and milk. Helps in case of cold toes or a broken heart.