Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Sip a different tea this time !! Besides the herbal qualities of cloves, this promises an indulgence of a different type... you can have it black as well though I recommend a dash of milk !!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups water
  • 2 cloves (For one cup of tea)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 34 teaspoon tea leaves (or 1 teabag)


  1. Put water in a pan on high heat.
  2. Crush cloves and add to the water.
  3. Wait till water starts boiling.
  4. Now lower the heat and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Add tea leaves/ tea bag and let it boil for a few seconds on high heat again.
  6. Add milk and give one boil.
  7. Add sugar.
  8. Switch off the gas and cover the lid tightly.
  9. Let it stand for a minute and sip sip sip!
  10. Adjust milk and sugar as per your preferences!
Most Helpful

Excellent! Today for the first time, I made this tea. I ended up with 2 1/2 cups and not 1 cup as has been mentioned by you. Moreover, the reason I took away 1 star is that, the taste was "phika", a little more sugar is necessary, I would say, about 2 1/2 tsp. sugar instead of 1 tsp. is perfect! Overall, very well written recipe with simple, easy to follow instructions.

Charishma_Ramchandani December 10, 2001

I didn't find this to be anything special. I used local honey rather than sugar. Rice Dream for the milk, as we are dairy free, however I did not boil it in from a previous experience of separation occurring. I also did not simmer in the honey as it is unhealthy to heat honey to high temperatures. I used a Lipton Yellow Label tea bags. I made this for the medicinal properties of clove. I strained the cloves out before adding to my tea cup. I won't make this again.

UmmBinat September 24, 2009

Very nice! I used a drop of honey (my prefered sweetener for teas) in lieu of the sugar. The cloves add a nice subtle spice to the tea. Next time I may use more cloves (say 4?) to get a more distinct flavor. Delicious as-is, though!

Roosie September 10, 2004