Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is my version of the traditional Spiced Black tea. I tried to include a good number of spices to make it super tasty! It's quite good hot but not so good chilled. Note: I've listed things in teaspoons because this website won't let me list it in parts, but it's technically in a ratio, so you can make whatever quantity you want.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Assemble all the ingredients and place in a tea ball. Note: If you don't own a tea ball, then you can put the ingredients directly in the water and then strain out later.
  2. Place tea ball in hot water and steep for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very flavorful. A bit like Chinese 5-spice. I didn't use a tea ball. I have some nifty little pouches that fold over to make homemade tea bags, and that worked great. I love tea in the fall and winter, and this one will go into the regular rotation. Made for Fall 2011 PAC game.

Outta Here October 08, 2011

Although this was quite delightful, the cardamom was a bit overpowering (even at the small amount called for in this recipe) and I didn't think it meshed well with the other spices. I'd omit the cardamom the next time I make this tea. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Feelah_the_Tigress. Made for Spring 2013 Pick-A-Chef.

NorthwestGal March 27, 2013