Black pepper milk tea

pepper tea with milk

Enjoy the soothing comfort of this milky black pepper tea for this winter. This spiced Indian tea is a must try to keep the sniffles away.

Second to water tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Needless to say, tea is the most popular beverage in India too. With tea as a blank canvas, we provide a variety of seasonal spice variations to it. One of the Indian tea recipes that we have relied on for winter is black pepper tea. Made as a milker version this tea is a soothing beverage for the cold morning and keeps the initial sniffles away.

History of Tea in India

India is one of the largest producers and consumers of tea. Tea was one of the largest commodities that was being exported out of India during British rule. The mountain slopes were replaced by tea estates. The climatic conditions and suitable soil helped these tea estates to thrive. In addition, the families of the British authorities preferred to live in these climates which were more suitable compared to the hot tropical. climate elsewhere. Slowly, evening tea, high tea or tea mornings became a norm. As an adaptation of the evening tea culture, the areas surrounding these residential estates, a milk-added version of tea began to develop. indian tea with milk and spices  thus evolved to suit the sweet-toothed Indian palate. This percolated throughout The country, providing its own regional spins.

Why black pepper?

A common remedy for most upper respiratory illnesses according to Ayurvedic medicine involves black pepper. Known as king of spices this adds a lot of warmth to any dish that you are adding it to. The piperine present provides a reduction in inflammation and immune support. It is used in small quantities as an expectorant thereby helping in mobilising the mucus through the upper respiratory tract.
Infusions of black pepper are a good way to have this spice. However, the smokey heat can be strong and spicyHence the addition of milk tones it down, still giving the benefits.

What tea is best for black pepper tea?

The tea that is most suitable for making Indian teas is fermented black tea. The full-bodied Assam tea is one I like when I add some spices to the mix. It has a rich aroma and a deep colour to the tea. You can use crushed leaf curls or dust to make this Indian tea.

Ingredients to make black pepper tea

Tea leaves
Black pepper

pepper infused tea

Pepper milk tea

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Drinks, Traditional
Cuisine Indian, Medicinal, One pot, Vegetarian
Servings 2


  • saucepan
  • seive


  • 2 cup drinking water
  • 2 tsp black tea leaves
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • unrefined sugar optional


  • Add the water into the saucepan and set it on medium heat to boil.
  • Sprinkle the black pepper.
  • Allow it to come to a boil and add the tea leaves.
  • Once this comes to a rollling boil add the milk and sweetener.
  • Bring to a boil, and remove from heat.
  • Strain the tea.
  • Pour into a cup and enjoy the warm cup.
    blackpepper milk tea
Keyword Indian drink recipes, Tea and chai, Winter warmers
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Indian tea variations on this blog

Indian teas provide a variety of regional variations. Here are some that we have saved on this blog. Click on each of these links to lead you to that recipe.
Masala chai
Nimbu cha
Pudina chai
Thulsi chai

Recipes with blackpepper.

Pickled green pepper pickle

 Mushroom pepper fry salad

 Okra pepper fry


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When the cooler southern winds start blowing and you have a hankering for that warmth in a cup, do make some Indian teas. When you enjoy this soothing black pepper tea recipe, give us a rating and comment on how you enjoyed it.
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4 months ago
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This tea is so good!! I’ll have to remember this one the next time I get a cold!

4 months ago
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I had no idea black pepper on the table had medicinal uses. What a unique tea to add this to chai!

4 months ago
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Such a wonderful spiced tea! The flavors sound fantastic and so comforting. I love how easily it comes together too.

4 months ago
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This was an awesome tea! Made it for my wife and she really enjoyed it!

4 months ago

So comforting and delicious. I love how easy milk tea is to make. Thanks for sharing!

4 months ago
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This Black pepper milk tea looks so amazing! I love the combination of the flavors! Thanks for sharing

Dina and Bruce
4 months ago
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Wow! This sounds perfect for this Winter! Bookmarking this to make!

4 months ago
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Tea with black pepper is definitely good during cold and cough. I tried this as we all were down due to change of season and it worked perfectly.

3 months ago
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I should try this variation with black pepper for the tea lovers back home.. looks and sounds soothing esp during chilly / rainy days like these..

Jayashree. T.Rao
3 months ago
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We love different kind of tea. I will make this one with pepper, have never made it this way. Ideal during the cold season.

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