This is by far my favourite iced tea. It’s almost like to dessert. It’s sweet and creamy with all these wonderful spices infused into it. I look forward to making this in the summer, but can be savoured anytime of the year.

Spiced Iced Tea


Course Drinks
Servings 4 servings


  • 5 cups water
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 5 whole star anise pods
  • 7 cardamom pods smashed
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • vanilla bean
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk


  • In a medium saucepan, on medium heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the star anise, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon stick.
  • Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise and remove the seeds. Add the seeds and the vanilla bean to the water.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the tea bags. Allow the tea to steep and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  • Remove the spices and the tea bags. Whisk in the condensed milk.
  • Pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to chill.


This tea can be served over ice, but I like to chill it as the ice will dilute it. 
You can garnish it with the star anise or a cinnamon stick. 
This will keep in the fridge for a few days. 
I love this as an iced tea, but alternatively, this can also be served warm. 

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