If you have purchased prepared spices, all you have to do is combine the spices in your tea ball, or coffee filter sealed with string, and put it into your teapot of water that has been brought to a rolling boil and then removed from heat. Here are more detailed instructions for you.
Combining the spices:
If you bake your own pumpkin pie, and have spices you like for your pies, take the same combination and put in your tea ball and brew as described above for a pot, or adjust to smaller quantity if you are just brewing a cup.
If you are using the spices in the “ingredients” section above, start out with equal parts of the Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Allspice, plus a couple whole cloves, and if you use the Ginger and Orange Zest, 1/2 a “part” of each.
If you use any of the ingredients in the “possible additions” section above, put them in after you have removed your tea ball…to taste.
You may think me lazy not to tell you EXACTLY how much to add, or not to add, but I’m not…the biggest factor here is how strong you want the spices to be, and everyone’s taste is different.
Tip 1: The courser the spices are that you use in your tea, the longer it will need to steep.
Tip 2: It’s very likely that if you are making one cup of tea, you may be able to get another cup of tea out of the same “already used” tea ball if you use it again soon enough.