| |

Spice Tea Recipe & More Fabulous Fall Drinks!

A simple recipe for Spiced Tea. It’s amazing how a few spices can take a mug of tea to the next level for flavour! A cozy and warm drink for fall.

When I think of fall I think of all the usual suspects like pumpkins, apples, pretty leaves and everything so cozy. But this time of year also makes me think of delicious and cozy fall drinks. I mean is there anything better than enjoying a delicious spicy fall drink on a sunny & gorgeous fall day? Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone? Or how about a Simple Spice Tea?

Upgrade your mug of tea!

Adding spices like cloves and cinnamon takes a regular cup of tea to the next level by making it a festive and delicious cup of comfort. This spiced tea tastes like fall in a mug (this would also be a lovely Christmas tea). Bursting with flavour without all the calories. I realize a recipe for tea may not be necessary, but I’ve learned that sometimes it’s just nice to have some inspiration to get out of the same old same old we do every day. I enjoy black tea with a little milk and sugar, but after a while it can get a little boring. By thinking outside the usual, you can enjoy favourites with a twist…with more spice and flavour!

Spiced Tea {A Pretty Life}

A delicious and cozy drink.

As you can see I like my tea strong, so I steep it for a few minutes, but if you like a light tea flavour just steep your tea for less time. I really enjoy this tea because it’s full of delicious spice flavour, and because I use decaf black tea, I can drink this all day long. This is a really nice alternative to mid-afternoon coffee urges! It’s warm, delicious and so cozy.

Spiced Tea Recipe Tips:

  • Tea: Use black tea bags like Orange Pekoe. You can also use instant tea.
  • Zest: If you don’t have access to orange zest, you can replace it with a splash of orange juice.
  • Make Ahead: Prep a big batch and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days. Just reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
  • Want it sweet? Add a little sweetener like sugar or honey.

I hope you enjoy this cup of hot spiced tea!


Spiced Tea Recipe

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

A simple recipe for Spiced Tea. It’s amazing how a few spices can take a mug of tea to the next level for flavour! A cozy and warm drink for fall.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop


Units Scale
  • 1 cup water
  • fresh orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 whole cloves (or a generous pinch of ground cloves)
  • 1 black tea bag


  1. In a saucepan combine 1 cup of water, the orange zest, cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a light boil and let simmer for a few minutes.
  2. Add the tea bag to a mug or small tea pot. Stir. Let steep for as long as you like, this really depends on how strong you like your tea.
  3. Using a tea strainer, pour the hot spice tea mix through the strainer into the mug, and add more hot water to fill the mug.
  4. Enjoy!

Follow me on Pinterest!

Mention @prettysuburbs so I can see what you made!

More Delicious Fall Drinks to try!

Now for even more deliciousness, today I teamed up with 9 other fabulous Canadian bloggers to share some festive fall drinks! We all came together to give you 9 delicious drink options for fall! How delicious do all of these bevvies look?! Make sure to pop in and grab a recipe or two or 10! 🙂

9 Festive Fall Drinks {A Pretty Life}

Have a delicious day!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star


  1. A great way to change up your tea without buying different kinds, right? Those can get so expensive and sometimes taste artificial. This one looks so good. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I’m a bit of a cooking dummy. In step 1 where you say let simmer for a few minutes how long would you say is too long?