5-Spice Tea

"Can be served hot or iced. Use sweetener of choice. I use Splenda. Can also use black tea, for a stronger flavor."
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Ready In:




  • Bring water to a boil in saucepan.
  • Add tea leaves and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Place milk in microwavable container and microwave until steaming.
  • Add milk to tea mixture, and stir in 5-spice powder. Simmer 1 minute.
  • Strain tea into mugs, or refrigerate for iced tea. (strain into glasses over ice).
  • Sweeten to taste, with sweetener of choice.

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  1. 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
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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