Crush the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and peppercorns with a mortar and pestle, preferably, until they are very coarsely powdered.
Put the soymilk in a small saucepan, add the turmeric and powdered spices, stir, and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Watch the pot closely because it will overflow, just as milk would, and then you'd have a messy cleanup job on top of a cold. How awful!
Once the soymilk begins to boil, quickly turn off the heat and cover. Let it stand for a minute or two at the most.
Strain into a cup, add sugar, and drink hot.
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