Toast the cardamom pods in a small skillet over moderate heat, stirring until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a heatproof bowl.
Add tea and 4 cups of hot water, cover, and steep for 15 minutes.
Strain the tea into a bowl and add honey, stirring to dissolve.
For two 10-ounce lattes, put 1 cup tea with 1 cup milk in the Vitamix. Turn on, rotate dial to 10, then to high. Run for 5 minutes until milk is heated and frothy.
Homemade Almond Milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender and run for 45 seconds on high. Strain through a nut milk bag. Refrigerate and use within one week.
*I've just recently started adding a couple of Tablespoons of coconut cream to my almond milk. The fat from the coconut helps emulsify the milk, so it doesn't separate when added to warm beverages. I also prefer the higher fat content, as it mimics dairy milk, both in texture and satisfaction. The small amount of coconut does not add much of a coconut flavor.