Winter is here, and the chill in the air makes for the perfect time to sip on a cup of tea to get warm and cozy. Here are a handful of delicious and easy high tea recipes to try at home and make the most of this season.
This soothing, sweet and fruity tea is the perfect beverage for a relaxing, stress-free afternoon. A delectable blend of citrus freshness and the warm sweet notes of honey, this brew is easy to make and a delight to relish.
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ cup cold water
- 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
- 1½ teaspoons lime juice
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon (2.5g) Earl Grey tea
- Orange slices (optional)
- In a small stainless-steel pot, combine orange juice, sugar, honey, cold water, lemon juice, and lime juice. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; and let stand 10 minutes.
- Place this citrus mixture in a blender; cover and blend for 30 seconds. Strain the citrus mixture and discard any solids.
- To serve, bring 1 cup of water to boiling in a stainless-steel pot. Remove from heat. Add Earl Grey tea; steep for 3-5 minutes. Strain and discard to make your cup of tea.
- Stir strained citrus mixture into your brew. Garnish each serving with orange slices if you wish. Makes 1 serving.
Spiced Apple Tea
A winter day is incomplete without a warm cup of Spiced Apple tea. The delicious mix of sweet and spicy notes makes this blend a great way to chase away the chill. Inspired by mulled wine, this fragrant tea is a must-have.
- ¼ tablespoon lemon juice
- 1-2 lemon peel strips
- ½ cup apple juice
- ½ cup water
- 1 4-inch cinnamon stick
- 1 tablespoon whole cardamom pods (crushed)
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon (2.5g) English Breakfast tea
- ½ tablespoon maple syrup/honey
- Thin apple slices (optional)
- Combine apple juice, water, and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice in a stainless-steel pot. For the spice bag, place cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and the lemon peel strips in the center of a 6-inch square of cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with a clean string. Add bag to apple juice mixture
- Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea and let it steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove spice bag, strain out the tea and discard them.
- Stir in maple syrup or honey. Serve in mugs. If desired, float apple slices on top of each serving. Makes 1 serving.
Chamomile Hot Toddy
A Hot Toddy is a warm whiskey or bourbon drink that originated in Ireland; however, it is now enjoyed all over the world. It is typically paired with tea. Brew yourself this warm, soothing nightcap for a restful sleep.
- 1 heaped teaspoon (2g) of Chamomile Green tea
- 1 shot whiskey (1-2 oz)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 lemon
- Dash of lemon
- Brew the chamomile tea by steeping the loose leaf in 180ml (6 fl. oz) of freshly boiled water, at 80-90°C/176-194°F. Let it steep for 3-4 minutes.
- Once steeped, remove the loose leaf and stir in the honey, a dash of lemon juice and the shot of whiskey.
- Add slices of lemon to serve. Makes 1 serving.
And there you have it, a medley of flavors to see you through the winter months. While the weather outside might be frightful, our warm winter brews are delightful!