It's amazing how a cup of comforting hot tea can put a sweet end to a stressful and tiring day. Make tea time a lot more fun by taking a break from your usual hot water and tea bag routine. There are a lot of homemade hot tea recipes that taste luxurious and are fairly easy to make.
Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe (Sharmis Passions)
If you want to try making a homemade chai drink, this Ginger Cardamom Tea Recipe from Sharmis Passions will surely satisfy you. The author of the blog is Sharmilee Jayaprakash who hails from India and this recipe is as authentic as any chai tea could get.
- Fresh Milk – 1 cup
- Tea – 1.5 tsp heaped
- Sugar – 2 tsp(adjust according to your taste)
- Cardamom – 2
- Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate (Fit Foodie Finds)
Chocoholics would surely appreciate this Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate from Fit Foodie Finds. This drink requires a homemade DIY Chai Spice that sounds difficult to make but is actually very easy to pull off. A small jar of the DIY Chai Spice will give you a couple of cups of chai tea, so it's definitely worth making.
"Turns out- original almond milk is perfect for this recipe! You want it to be slightly sweet, so that the chocolately chai-ey flavors come out! If you only have the unsweetened variation, you can try adding some coconut sugar, honey (not vegan), or maple syrup!"
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk, sweetened (I used Silk Original)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon DIY Chai Spice
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3 teaspoons ground ginger
Apple Cranberry Slow Cooker Tea Recipe (Crunchy Creamy Sweet)
This Apple Cranberry Slow Cooker Tea Recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet is a good tea recipe to make if you're fond of fruity tea. The sweetness of the apple juice blends well with the tartness of the cranberry, and the fruity flavors perfectly balance the bitterness of the black tea.
"Apple Cranberry Slow Cooker Tea Recipe - warm and cozy tea with fresh cranberries and apples, cooked in slow cooker. Perfect for chilly fall and winter days! Recipe adapted from Lipton."
- 3 cups 100% apple juice
- 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
- 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 apple sliced (I used honey crisp)
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 5 bags of Lipton tea tags removed
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
If you want a stronger chai flavor, put the spices on a silicone mat-lined baking sheet and toast in the oven for five minutes before putting in a small jar for storage.
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.