How to Make a Delicious Irish Sea Moss Tea in 4 Simple Steps

Today I’d like to share with you how I make Irish Sea Moss Tea. This delightful and mineral-loaded tea is made by steeping a special blend of spices and tea leaves for 5 to 30 minutes. While the spice blend is steeping, add Sea Moss Gel and your choice of milk or nut beverage and sweetener to a mug.

In this article, we’ll give you our special blend recipe for our Spicy Irish Sea Moss Tea.

Click here for our recipe for how to make Irish Sea Moss Gel. Once you have made the gel you can store it in the refrigerator. We recommend using it within two weeks.

Making Sea Moss Tea


Boil some filtered water in a pot and add your Irish Sea Moss Gel. The ratio is approximately one part Irish Sea Moss Gel to four parts filtered water. You can add the ingredients straight into a mug and mix well before drinking.

However, I like to make a litre (34 ounces) of Irish Sea Moss Tea to drink throughout the day. The flavour is quite mild and plain. So I like to spice it up a bit.

Jamaican Sea Moss Tea


5 cups

Time Frame

Preparation – 5 minutes

Cooking – 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup Irish Sea Moss Gel
  • 1 Litre Filtered water
  • 1 cup Coconut Cream (or alternative nut beverages)
  • 1 Cinnamon Quill
  • 3-5 Whole Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ginger Root
  • Honey or sweetener to taste

In a pot, add 1 litre of filtered water, 1 cup of Coconut Cream, Cinnamon Quill, whole Cloves, grated Nutmeg and grated Ginger root. Boil the tea until you get your desired flavour.

Note: Cloves and Nutmeg have quite strong flavours, so you may need to adjust the amount to your preferred taste.

I prefer it to be a bit stronger so I like to simmer the mixture for up to 30 minutes, topping up the filtered water as it reduces.

In a coffee plunger or teapot, add 1/4 cup of Irish Sea Moss Gel. Pour the spicy tea into the coffee plunger or teapot and mix it with the Sea Moss Gel. If you are using a coffee plunger, then plunge the tea to separate the whole ingredients from the liquid.

Alternatively, if you’re using a teapot, you can pour the tea through a strainer. Add your choice of sweetener to your Jamaican Sea Moss Tea and enjoy.

Spicy Irish Sea Moss Tea

This is my favourite. I make this Chai Tea blend by the kilogram which for most people is too much, but we drink our Spicy Irish Moss Tea every day. So we’re moving through it quite quickly. I prefer to make a homemade Chai Tea and then add the Irish Sea Moss Gel.

So here’s my basic recipe for our homemade Spicy Irish Moss Tea. Keep in mind I use whole ingredients. Some people may prefer to use powders but that’s just not my style.


40 portions

Time Frame

Preparation – 25 minutes

Mixing – 5 minutes


  • 200 g Black Ceylon Whole Tea Leaves
  • 50 ml Dark Agave
  • 40 g Honey
  • 2 g Cumin Seeds
  • 2g Brown Mustard Seeds
  • 2 g Fennel Seeds
  • 2 g Kalonji (Nigella) Seeds 1
  • 3 g Fenugreek Seeds 2
  • 4 g Cinnamon Quill
  • 5 g Whole Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf – crushed into pieces (not powdered)
  • 3 g Ginger Root (grated)
  • 3 g Star Anise
  • 5 g Cardamon Pods
  • 4 g Peppercorn Melady Blend of Black, Red and Green
  • 2 g Caraway Seeds
  • 10 g Cocoa Nibs

Mix all the ingredients together and allow to sit and marinate for two to three weeks. The longer it ferments the more the flavors come together. We make a larger batch and use it over several months. The blend becomes quite sticky.

irish sea moss tea - chai tea
Chai Tea Blend

Make your Irish Sea Moss Tea in 4 simple steps:

  1. 1 to 2 Tbs Chai Tea Blend
  2. 1 Tbsp Irish Sea Moss Gel
  3. Milk as desired
  4. Sweeten to taste

Add one to two tablespoons of the Chai Tea blend into a pot of filtered water and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of Irish Sea Moss Gel to a mug with milk and sweetener as desired. Strain the Chai Tea and pour it into your mug. Mix well and enjoy.


Drinking a nutritious Irish Sea Moss Tea is an easy way to provide support to the body’s connective tissues. Irish Sea Moss is a natural raw mineral supplement for your body to easily digest. No chemicals or pharmaceutical interference.

This Spicy Irish Sea Moss Tea has so many wonderful health benefits. It’s packed full of minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants. There are anti-inflammatory properties that help will all kinds of ailments from acne to arthritis.

The combination of these ingredients packs a powerful antiviral and anti-bacterial punch which is great for fighting infections.

I prepare my Spicy Irish Sea Moss Tea each evening and it helps me wind down. While the tea is brewing, the aroma helps provide a great ambience for my meditation practice. I’ll put on some calming music.

Sometimes I’ll use my singing bowl and Tibetan cymbals to help me get into a meditative state. It’s such a nice way to wind down the day and experience some peace. When I meditate it helps to shut down the mind chatter and gives my body a chance to relax before going to bed.


What is Irish sea moss tea good for?

Irish sea moss tea is believed to have several potential benefits, including:

1. Nutrient-rich: Irish sea moss is packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as iodine, potassium, calcium, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.
2. Digestive health: It may help support healthy digestion, relieve gastrointestinal issues, and promote a healthy gut.
3. Immune system support: Irish sea moss tea is thought to boost the immune system due to its high vitamin content.
4. Respiratory health: It may help alleviate respiratory conditions such as coughs, congestion, and mucus buildup.
5. Thyroid support: The iodine content in Irish sea moss tea may aid in maintaining proper thyroid function.
6. Skin health: It is believed to have moisturising and nourishing properties that can benefit the skin, including potential support for conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
7. Energy boost: Irish sea moss tea is thought to provide a natural energy boost due to its nutrient profile.

Can you drink sea moss as tea?

Yes, sea moss can be consumed as a tea. Follow the steps above to make the yummiest spiced chai you’ve ever had!

Who should not take Irish sea moss?

Irish sea moss should not be taken by individuals who are allergic to seaweed or have a known hypersensitivity to iodine. Additionally, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult with their healthcare provider before taking Irish sea moss to ensure its safety for their specific situation.

How often to drink sea moss tea?

There is no specific recommendation for how often to drink sea moss tea. It ultimately depends on your personal preferences and health goals. However, a general guideline is to consume sea moss in moderation, as part of a balanced diet.

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Last Updated on 5 months by D&C Editorial Team

2 thoughts on “How to Make a Delicious Irish Sea Moss Tea in 4 Simple Steps”

  1. Interesting as I’ve read it’s better not to have it in hot things as you lose some goodness out of the sea moss!

    • Hello Debbie,

      You are right in how you are looking at that. The main thing with what we are sharing here is just another way that the gel can be used and still get some benefits out of it. If you prefer, try making a chai with our recipe, let it cool, and then add your Sea Moss Gel for a chilled experience.

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Christine has long been on the path to optimal health. With a history of weight loss coaching she is driven by a passion for nutrition, health and wellness. Having grown up in Africa before migrating to New Zealand, and then Australia, she has seen very strong contrasts in quality of life and is driven to help others understand the importance of taking a holistic approach to life.

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