There’s more to tea then just hot water and throwing in a tea bag. Enjoy these fall recipes for your next exciting cup of tea while snuggled up on the couch.
Chai Tea Latte
- 1 chai tea bags
- 1 T coconut sugar or sweetener alternative
- 8 ounces really hot water
- ¼ cup half and half
1. Put tea bags in hot water and steep for 3-5 minutes. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
2. Put half and half in a microwave safe jar (mason jar works best for this) and heat for 45 seconds.
3. Place the lid on the jar and using towel (jar is hot), shake the jar for 10-15 seconds.
4. Pour the frothy milk over the tea and scoop all the foam out on top. 5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and more raw sugar.
Note: If you have a milk frother, you can use that instead of the jar and shake method.
- 1 cup milk use your favorite dairy or plant-based
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1 tablespoon mild tasting honey
- Place milk in a small saucepan and heat on low until hot but not boiling. Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, and honey until well mixed. Sip to soothe.
- Or, place all ingredients in a microwave safe cup and microwave on high for 1-1 ½ minutes (microwave times will vary), or until hot. Stir, and sip.
Blackberry Mint Tea
- 5 regular sized tea bags
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1/4 cup mint leaves, crushed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 lbs. blackberries
1.Brew the tea and mint in boiling water. Strain. Stir in the sugar. Purée the blackberries in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine sieve. Discard the pulp and seeds. Stir the blackberry purée into the tea.
2.Taste and adjust the sugar as desired. Chill. Serve over ice garnished with mint leaf and 2 or 3 blackberries.
Vanilla Green Tea Latte
- 1 teaspoon green tea powder
- ⅓ cup hot water
- ½ cup simmering milk
- 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or sweetener alternative
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- First, in a cup, add green tea powder. And add hot water, 2 tablespoons. Whisk carefully until green tea powder is completely dissolved. If you pour the water all at once, there will be green tea powder lumps, which is the least wanted here.
- Then add sugar, vanilla extract, and remaining water. And stir until combined.
- Now froth the simmering milk. If you don’t have a frother, you can use a French press as well. It doesn’t take much time.
- Add milk foam into green tea. Dust with green tea powder and serve.
Autumn Spiced Apple Tea
- 1 cup water
- 4 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tea bags
- 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 2 packets sweetener
- 4 apple slices
1.Bring water, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn off heat, add tea bags, cover, and allow to steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in apple juice and sweetener. Turn the heat back on to low and simmer until heated through.
2.To serve, place two apple slices in the bottom of two mugs. Pour hot tea over apples, being careful to strain out cloves and cinnamon sticks. Serve with additional cinnamon sticks in the mugs if desired.
Spiced Orange Tea
- 4 cloves
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- Peels from half an oranges (long strips of peel made from a vegetable peeler)
- Juice from half an orange
- 4 tea bags (black tea)
- 1/4 cup honey
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add 4 cups water, the cloves and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, and then remove from the heat. Add the orange peels, orange juice and tea bags, and cover.
- Allow to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the honey. Pour into mugs and serve.