Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 5 mins

This tea is perfect on a cold winter night and a nice alternative to hot chocolate or alcoholic drinks. Adapted from the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place a small amount of boiling water in the tea pot to warm it up. Discard the water.
  2. Add tea bags, cinnamon stick, cloves and star anise to the tea pot and add the 4 cups of boiling water.
  3. Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes and remove the teabags.
  4. Let steep for 2 minutes longer and serve immediately.
  5. Sit back and enjoy!
Most Helpful

This is a light flavoured lovely tea. I liked the accent of vanilla for which I used halal vanilla paste, with flecks of vanilla bean. Following Annacia's lead I made ours with rooibus & honey bush tea bags from Traditional Medicinals and followed the rest.

UmmBinat January 25, 2011

What a delicious delight this tea is. I'm a strong fan of anise and doubled that. My tea of choice was Rooibos with the vanilla extract. Following the timing directions given yielded a mellow spice and mild tea flavor. I had one cup and follower it with another right away. Sharon, thanks so much for another lovely keeper :D

Annacia January 25, 2011

I love this tea. I did decrease the cloves to 3 just for personal preference. It is a very soothing drink. Thanks for sharing!

Lainey6605 April 19, 2009