Indian spiced tea

A fragrant full-featured tea is ideal for rainy or cold wintery days. Even better if shared with friends or family.
Tea contains antioxidants called 'flavonoids', which may slow down the onset and risk of heart disease. The therapeutic properties of these spices and herbs added to tea like cardamom, cinnamon, clove, saffron, ginger, lemongrass, mint, and fennel seeds; are considered to be passed on to the tea.
Ginger:  For gastrointestinal issues, antioxidant properties, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Cardamom: Home remedy for the common cold, cough, bronchitis, and a sore throat.
Cinnamon: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and may help reduce blood sugar levels.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 cups


  • Saucepan - 500ml
  • Fine grater
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Strainer


  • 1.25 cup water
  • 1 inch ginger Fresh, peeled
  • 2 tsp tea leaves medium blend, English breafkast
  • 1 cup milk skimmed or full fat
  • 2 tsp sugar white or brown

Spice mix

  • 1 clove
  • 1 cm cinnamon
  • 2-3 pepper corns
  • 1 pod cardamon


  • Roughly grind spice mix with mortar and pestle.
  • Take a saucepan and heat the water.
  • Add grated ginger and spice mix.
  • Bring the water to boil. Add tea leaves and sugar
  • Stir for 20-30 seconds. Add milk.
  • Boil for 2 minutes
  • Filter the tea and serve hot with hot savoury snacks or your favorite cookies.


You may skip the sugar and add it later as per taste.
Overcooking makes tea stronger a.k.a. bitter.
Keyword Difficulty level - Easy