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holiday tea blend

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
JoSele Swopes

I love teas and what many different infusions that you can do with them..They have many health qualities to them... Black Teas Delicious black teas are loved in the West. Full-bodied and strong, they taste great alone or with milk and sugar. And they make great iced tea. The caffeine makes them a good morning tea. But unlike coffee, you won't have the jitters. Health Benefits of Black Tea: * Aids in lowering cholesterol * May help regulate your blood sugar * Gently stimulates the heart and circulatory system * Promotes healthy teeth, skin and bones * Contains 20% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee

(3 ratings)
yield 20 cups of tea
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For holiday tea blend

  • 2 oz
    darjeeling black tea
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange zest

How To Make holiday tea blend

  • 1
    Place tea, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, currants/raisins, ginger, nutmeg, orange zest, and vanilla powder in a bowl and mix together. NOTE: If using vanilla extract blend well through dry ingredients, allowing the entire mixture to dry.
  • 2
    Use one teaspoon of tea mixture per each 6-ounce cup of tea. One heaping teaspoon of tea mixer per #2 T-sac may be used per 2 to 3 cup tea pot. One prepared tea bag containing leaf tea will brew 2 to 3 cups of tea. Preheat a teapot or "hot the pot" by rinsing it out with hot water. By insulating the teapot, it keeps the tea hot during the brewing process. Bring the fresh cold water to a full rolling boil. Remove from the heat quickly as to not allow the oxygen to escape from the water. Water that has been reheated gives tea a flat taste. Only boiling water can extract the full flavor and benefit from the leaves. Use one teaspoonful of tea mixture or one tea bag per cup (6 ounces) of water. Pour boiling water over the tea. Let steep for 7 to 10 minutes. Do not judge the strength of your tea by its color. It takes time for the leaves to unfold and release their flavor. If you prefer your tea less strong, add hot water after the brewing period. Always decant the tea before serving. If Chai is desired add warmed milk to taste.
  • 3
    Tea Enhancers: Sugar, Honey, Candied Ginger, or Orange Rind

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