Winter has arrived in all its glory! And as soothing as it is, not all of us are in love with the idea of tucking ourselves away in a blanket all day. For the rare kind who wish to embrace winter with open arms, the best tea recipes are a blessing!
It goes without saying that the ultimate cure to winter blues is a warm cup of green tea. One way to breeze through the season of grey skies and cold breeze is to brew a perfect cup of green tea. Get out of your blanket and make your tea experience more tasteful while also reaping the many health benefits that your cuppa offers!
HFollowing are some tea recipes to warm your soul.
1. Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is an excellent drink for warming up on cold days. It’s soothing and refreshing at the same time. If you are stuck with a cold , cough, and fever, then this is one of the green tea drink recipes that are sure to make you feel better! Ginger fights the germs and the honey or maple syrup soothes sore throat. It also promotes easy digestion and alleviates the symptoms of an upset stomach. With the lovely aroma and multiple health benefits, this one is a must try.
- 1 or 2 slices of ginger root
- 1 tsp. honey or maple syrup
- 2-3 whole cloves
- 3-inch orange peel
2. Masala Chai
Every morning the inviting aroma of the spices lingers in almost every house in India. This is the beauty of Masala Chai! Since the precious recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, each family has its own version of this tea. After experimenting with a variety of such recipes, we created one of our own. It is a blend of rich black tea with just the right mix of aromatic spices. As you brew this tea, a strong aroma fills the room. And every sip gives you a taste of the diverse India.
- 1½ inches fresh ginger root, unpeeled and thinly sliced
- 2-3 whole cloves
- 4 tsp. loose leaf masala tea blend from Tea Culture of the World
- 4 cups of milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
- ¼ cup honey
3. Spiced Winter Mulled Wine
Saving the last for the best, spiced winter tea is sheer delight in a cup! Rooibos tea, cinnamon, cloves and orange peel - these flavours are pretty much everything you need to make a gorgeous mulled wine.
- 50 gms vanilla rooibos
- 750 ml (1 pint 6 fl oz) good quality red wine
- 250 ml (8 ½ fl oz) water
- 4 tsp. sugar
- 3-inch orange peel
- Sliced ginger biscuits, to serve (optional)
Now that you have these lovely tea recipes for winter listed down for you, it's time to brew magic! To rightfully serve this purpose, you can buy green tea leaves, masala tea bags, rooibos tea loose leaf and more from Tea Culture Of The World!
Is it OK to use tea bag twice?
For a refreshing tea experience, it's best to opt for a newer teabag each time the craving kicks in. That being said, if need be, you can use it twice within any 24 hours before discarding, no more than that. You can reuse tea bags more if kept in a safe and healthy condition!
How do you make tea more interesting?
A perfectly brewed cup of tea is in itself a lingering experience! To make matters merrier, the tea accessories like - Tea Strainer, Matcha Ladle, Matcha Whisk, Floating Infuser, Glass Art Infuser, Mesh Ball - can certainly come in handy. These not only help you brew flavour-packed brews, but also give you an indulging visual experience as the tea leaves unfurl beautifully during the infusion!
What snacks go well with tea?
The list of snacks that go well with tea is rather long. It differs depending on the type of tea and the occasion as well. Generally speaking, here are some of the snacks that are a must-try with tea:
- Matcha Blondies (recipe available on our website)
- Gingerbread Cakes (recipe available on our website)
- Scones & Buns
- Tea Biscuits & Cakes
- Lemon Bars
- Chocolate Pound Cake
How long should you let tea steep?
The steeping time for tea depends on the type of tea you wish to brew. Here is the ideal steeping time for different kinds of popular teas:
- Green Tea: 2 to 4 minutes for loose leaf | 1 to 3 minutes for teabags
- Black Tea: 3 to 5 minutes for loose leaf tea or tea bags
- Oolong Tea: 5 to 7 minutes for loose leaf | 3 to 5 minutes for teabags
- White Tea: 2 to 3 minutes for loose leaf | 30 to 60 seconds for teabags
- The time can slo differ depending on the kind of tea blend you are brewing. You can find precise information on the preparation of different tea blends on our website while exploring them.
What fruit goes well with tea?
If you are a profound lover of both tea and fruits and want to have the best of both worlds, here are some of the fruit tea combos that'll bring you bliss:
- Mint Tea and Apple
- English Breakfast Tea and Papaya
- Jasmine Tea and Mango
- Chamomile Tea and Strawberry
- Earl Grey Black Tea and Passion fruit