Warming Christmas Tea

25 11 2009

You can buy many different Christmas Tea blends, but sometimes it’s just much nicer and more fun to make it yourself – and it’s also very easy! Christmas teas usually contain a lot of warming and aromatic spices, because these are the things that remind us of christmas most. However, there are no set rules of how much and what exact ingredients you should use – you are free to use your imagination and improvise.

Below you can find some suggestions on how to get started with your tea and some ideas for creating your own blend

Basic Ingredients

  • Black tea (ceylon and assam work great, you can use other tea types, however black is the classic version)
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cardamon
  • Sugar

Optional Ingredients

  • Red wine or brandy
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lemon or orange zest
  • Apple pieces

I don’t recommend adding all these ingredients listed above into your tea, you should try your way and see what works best, or what is most suiting for the current mood.

Usually you start with the basic ingredients – use a pan to bring water to a boil along with the ingredients, make sure the sugar dissolves completely. Change to medium heat and add remaining ingredients from the optional list. Cook for a while to bring out the aroma of the ingredients and then you’re ready to serve your home-made, hot Christmas Tea!

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26 11 2009
Jason Witt

I think the spices would make the tea kind of a chai, and the addition of cranberry juice might make it a nice Thanksgiving Chai Tea. Other combinations of the ingredients, and perhaps the wine, will make it a Christmas tea.

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