Laung Chai (Cloves Tea)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Mini Ravindran

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 !!!

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

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.

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!

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