When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like feeling good inside with a hot cup of tea. And while tea time is traditional, it doesn’t have to be boring. With the variety of flavors and appealing presentations, it’s no wonder tea is taking over TikTok! If you’re looking for new ways to warm up tea time, here are five cozy tea recipes that are on the cutting edge of winter aesthetics.
1. Apple and cinnamon tea
Enjoy the sweet and refreshing flavors of apple and cinnamon brewed into a delicious tea. This recipe features South African honey tea combined with fresh ground cinnamon with a mortar and pestle, diced apples and boiling water in a French tea press. The tea is poured into a cup lined with caramel, cinnamon sugar and an apple wedge.
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2. Orange Lemon Ginger Tea
This recipe is a cleansing fusion of citrus and ginger. Start by adding slices of lemons, oranges, and fresh ginger to a teapot, followed by a dollop of turmeric, a pinch of chili flakes, and a few chunks of cinnamon stick. Then pour boiled water and gently mix the ingredients. Finally, pour the tea through a strainer into a mug or teacup. Finish by adding a spoonful of honey and a slice of citrus or a cinnamon stick.
3. Cranberry tea
This recipe is totally delicious for tea. First, add the cranberries to a tea pitcher and crush them using a pestle. Then add lemon slices and a pinch of cranberry tea leaves. Pour some boiling water and place the lid on the tea pitcher. Finally, ladle the tea into an Irish coffee glass for a nice presentation, and congratulations!
4. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Tea
Sweet dreams are made of tea and hot chocolate. Start by adding the milk and peppermint tea leaves to a heated saucepan and stir gently as the ingredients simmer. In a separate saucepan, heat the milk and a few pieces of dark chocolate. Then whisk until combined. Pour the hot chocolate and tea into an Irish coffee glass and top with whipped cream, a sprinkle of crushed candy canes and a candy cane on the rim.
5. herbal ‘immuni-tea’
If you are looking for a tea that helps boost the immune system, this recipe is definitely worth a look. First, add dried oranges and limes to a teapot, followed by dried elderflowers, a slice of fresh lemon, a teaspoon of honey, and a handful of raspberry leaves. Fill the teapot with boiling water, put the lid on and let it sit for three minutes. Finally, pour into a teacup using a tea strainer and enjoy!
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