14 Reviews

I'm not usually one for milk in my tea but every once in awhile I find a spiced milk tea that is a real treat. This is one of those occasions. Love the 5 spice! and a lovely way to use green tea. I used a light tsp of Splenda and enjoyed a grand afternoon cuppa. Thanks Mikekey for another real winner. :D

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Annacia May 02, 2011

Great tasting tea you have here! Our standard milk has 2% fat, & that's what I used here! Also sweetened it with a little wildflower honey which we like! Very, very satisfying! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday tag]

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Sydney Mike April 20, 2011

What a great pot of tea this recipe makes. I loved all the flavors in this delicious cuppa, I used organic green tea, homemade chinese 5-spice powder and wildflower honey along with 1% milk. Quick and easy to make with excellent results, I can't wait to try this iced. Thank you so much for sharing with us Mikekey, into my keeperbox this goes.

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Baby Kato March 16, 2011

Just what I needed to soothe a sore throat/cough today, but is a keeper for any occasion! I used black tea and no sweetener (I typically don't sweeten my teas anyway, so felt with all this spice it didn't need it). This reminds me of one of my favorite chais that comes premixed and is expensive. Thanks for an alternative that I can make more cheaply and with what I have on hand! Made for PAC Spring 2011.

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noway March 03, 2011

This is nice. I used organic green tea & homemade almond milk to be dairy and soy free. It did separate but that did not take away from the taste and it was just for me anyway. I used a homemade Chinese 5 spice powder and honey to sweeten. I would make this again to use the spice mix up!!

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UmmBinat December 28, 2010

This is very good tea. Now I know what to do with all that 5-spice powder in the cupboard! Thanks for posting!

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Chocolatl July 07, 2010

Made this tea this afternoon after work. Really hit the spot. Thank you Mikekey. Made for Everyday's a holiday tag game.

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SB6 March 15, 2010

Stepping out of character, I made this exactly as directed. YUMMY!! The 5 spice gives it the complex flavors of chai without opening a dozen bottles of spices. I'd make more but I've made it several times now & am out of 5 spice! Thanks for posting! made forrrrrrrrr...Make My Recipe Tag '10. ;)

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Elmotoo March 06, 2010

I loved this delicious spiced tea! I cut the recipe in half for 1 serving, and I changed up the preparation a little bit. I put the water, milk ( I used whole milk), and tea bag in a 2-cup glass measuring cup, and microwaved it until it was boiling. I removed it from the microwave and let it steep for a couple of minutes. I mixed in the Chinese 5-spice and put it back into the microwave for about 30 seconds. After removing from the microwave I took out the tea bag, strained off the spices and sweetened it with a little guava nectar...yummy!! Thank you for sharing this quick and easy recipe...it is definitely a keeper!!
**Made for 2012 Football Pool Wildcard Week**

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Bayhill January 07, 2013

I had never simmered tea on the stove before, and thought it might be fun to try since so many old recipes call for this. I also happened to have a lot of five spice powder sitting around. So, this seemed like the perfect recipe.

At first, I did not like it, even though I love proper chai (not the kind that comes out of a carton). But then I added more sweetener (I used agave) and some almond extract, and--voila!--a delicious beverage. You could also, I imagine, add vanilla extract to great success.

One more hint: make sure to whisk it right before you serve; otherwise you will have grainy tea.

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juniperwoman January 16, 2012
5-Spice Tea