5-Spice Tea

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Recipe: #11396

December 04, 2013

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

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (322.8 g)
  • Calories 61.2
  • Total Fat - 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.4 mg
  • Sodium - 101.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.5 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 107.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring water to a boil in saucepan.

Step 2

Add tea leaves and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Place milk in microwavable container and microwave until steaming.

Step 4

Add milk to tea mixture, and stir in 5-spice powder. Simmer 1 minute.

Step 5

Strain tea into mugs, or refrigerate for iced tea. (strain into glasses over ice).

Step 6

Sweeten to taste, with sweetener of choice.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


This tea hit the spot and quenched my tea yearnings. I've never tried adding 5-spice to tea prior, but glad I made your tea, Mikekey. It was great on this cold day. Thank you for sharing. Made it for PickMe Tag.


review by:
(2 May 2020)


This is a good basic recipe for a hot tea. You could add whatever kind of spices you want. I am trying to teach myself to make different teas. I don't even know how to really sweeten them myself yet. So I just ended up putting some sugar in it when I was done and it was just fine. I had to use Black tea. Thanks for the recipe!


(28 Apr 2020)

dienia b

This is warm and tastes good


review by:
(5 Dec 2019)


I really enjoyed this special tea Mikekey. So much flavor, it was really quick and easy to make with terrific results. I enjoyed it both hot and cold and didn't bother to strain it. Thanks so much for sharing a recipe that I will make often. Made For Beverage Anyone? Tag Game.


review by:
(25 Jun 2015)

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