Different Types of Tea

different types of tea for you to enjoy.
tea and a book

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.


Russian Tea

russian tea

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

Lavender mint tea

Recipe by: J Henry

This flavorful tea can be served hot or cold.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lavender petals
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups water

Directions

  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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!”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

ginger turmeric tea

Recipe by: nascarrunner71

This is a very tasteful tea but remember turmeric stains so be careful.

 Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

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.

Heather Earles

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