Celebrate Hot Tea Month with These Recipes
A cup of coffee is a great way to get an instant jolt of energy, but sometimes you want a more gradual incline. What better time to pour a cup of tea than during Hot Tea Month? Take out your tea packets and honey and try some of these tasty approaches to your new favorite morning brew.
Chocolatey Chai Tea
When the temperatures drop, sometimes the best way to warm up is with a steaming hot cup of tea. The steam, combined with the cinnamon, chocolate and other elements, is sure to instantly warm you up.
- 1 chai tea bag
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 splash milk
- 1/2 packet hot chocolate mix
Using the hot water from your Mr. Coffee® Electric French Press + Hot Water Kettle, pour into a mug and add about half of a hot chocolate packet. Drop in the tea bag and finish with a splash of milk and as much cinnamon as desired.
Citrus Green Tea
Need a pick me up, but want to try something other than coffee? Go with a classic green tea with citrus undertones. You'll perk up in no time - and flush your body of toxins in the process!
- 1 green tea bag
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
Pour hot water into a mug and add a bag of your favorite green tea. Squeeze in an orange and a lemon, and drop the lemon wedge into the cup so it continuously infuses even more of the flavor. Add honey to thicken the drink and soothe a sore throat, and enjoy.
For those who like to start their day with something sweet, this fruity drink is a great choice. Substitute cranberry with whichever juice is your favorite.
- 1 earl gray tea bag
- 1 splash cranberry juice
- 1 orange
Fill a mug with hot water and drop in the tea bag, allowing enough time for all of the herbs and flavors to release into the cup. Pour in some cranberry juice and squeeze an orange into the drink for a super fruity kick.
Soothing Peppermint Tea
To unwind at the end of a long day, a relaxing cup of peppermint tea can help. Plus, the substance is known to calm you down and relieve upset stomachs.
- 1 peppermint tea bag
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1 mint leaf for garnish
Pour hot water into a mug and add a bag of peppermint tea. Stir in chocolate syrup, and tuck a mint leaf inside the cup to wow guests with a warm, tasty after-dinner drink.
Honey Ginger Tea
Ginger is known to help ward off nausea and settle upset stomachs, and honey is also great in its own way. Not only is it a great addition to any tea, but honey has also been named the Flavor of the Year for 2015. Once you try this recipe, you'll understand why.
- 1 ginger tea bag
- 1 slice fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons honey
Pour hot water into a mug and drop in both the tea bag and the slice of ginger. Allow the flavor to seep in, and add honey as desired.