Tea is one of those drinks that can add energy to your day, health to your body and pleasure to your life.
Teas can be enjoyed and made at home or with the company of friends at a restaurant. I even pack tea bags of my favorite types and flavors when I travel.
As I’m not a coffee drinker, (I’ve tried but never acquired the taste) I do enjoy a soothing cup of hot tea on cold days and a refreshing and cold glass of tea in the hotter months. It’s a one size fits all when it comes to teas and flavors.
Since tea is for all seasons, I’ve put together these recipes so you can make your own and enjoy all the flavors at home. Substitutions can be made to most recipes, but remember to try the original first.
Recipe by: Carolyn
This tea is perfect for those cold nights and also makes a great gift. Just store it in a quart glass jar and enjoy.
- 2 cups instant tea with a lemon-flavoring dry mix
- 2 cups orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- In a bowl, mix together tea, orange-flavored drink mix, sugar, cinnamon,
andcloves. To serve place 2 tablespoons mix in a cup and fill with 8 ounces hot water.
Per Serving: 91 calories; 0 g fat; 23.7 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium.In a bowl, mix together tea, orange-flavored drink mix, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. To serve place 2 tablespoons mix in a cup and fill with 8 ounces hot water.
Lavender Mint Tea
Recipe by: J Henry
This flavorful tea can be served hot or cold.
- 1/4 cup fresh lavender petals
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 4 cups water
- Place lavender petals and mint leaves into a saucepan, pour water over lavender and mint and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer tea until flavor is your desired strength, 15 to 20 minutes. Strain out mint and lavender petals and serve tea hot. If you prefer, let strained tea cool serve over ice.
Per Serving: 4 calories; 0.1 g fat; 0.7 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 mg sodium
Hot Chai Latte
Recipe by: RILEY CARLSON
“A delicious, warm, old-fashioned style Chai Tea. With yummy spices and authentic flavors, it’s bound to be a hit with the whole family!”
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large strip of orange peel
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 (3
inch) cinnamon stick
- 3 whole black peppercorns
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 4 teaspoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons black tea leaves
- Combine the milk and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once this mixture has warmed, place the orange peel, cloves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, nutmeg, sugar and tea leaves into the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the color deepens to your liking. Strain out spices, and pour into cups.
Per Serving: 111 calories; 2.8 g fat; 17.9 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein;10 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium
Ginger-Turmeric Herbal Tea
Recipe by: nascarrunner71
This is a very tasteful tea but
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 lemon wedge
- Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan; add turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain tea into a large glass; add honey and lemon wedge.
Per Serving: 37 calories; 0.1 g fat; 10.3 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium.
There you have it, different types of tea for all seasons. Enjoy and be sure to share with a friend.