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Yummy Tea at Home

November 15th, 2006 at 04:07 pm

Well, my 'coffee shop at home' post went over well, and apparently has gotten at least one person off of a tea kick. Sorry! Stick Out Tongue So, to make up for it, I decided to create a 'Yummy Tea' post.

First of all, my absolutely favorite teas come from Stash Tea. They're available at some grocery stores, you can order online, or get a catalog. An absolutely HUGE variety of teas: black green white blend herbal, loose or bagged, organic or not. It's like the Sears Wishbook of tea.

Next is determining how 'into' tea you are. When I'm in a tea mood, I want a couple of mug fulls and therefore making it a cup at a time gets a bit annoying. I bought a French press tea pot at an outlet store a couple of years ago and it's perfect for me.

OK, interesting ways to prepare tea... These are some of my personal favorites, but any others you'd like to add in the comments are of course appreciated!

Black Chai: I like this just about any way I make it!!! One of my favorites, though, is to warm up vanilla soy milk for steeping the tea. It comes out creamy and just a touch sweet, and is an easy way to work soy milk into my diet.

Orange Cider: I threw this together when I was sick a couple of years ago and have stuck with it ever since! I was brewing Constant Comment (aka orange spice), and it wasn't 'orangy' enough for me. So I heated up 2/3 OJ to 1/3 water plus some cinnamon in a mug in the microwave. You'll have to stir occasionally to get the cinnamon to mix in. Once hot, steep a bag of tea in the liquid, then add honey to taste. YUM!!! Get creative, and think of other juices you could use to give your tea some extra oomph: cranberry, apple, and mango all come to mind as tasty candidates.

The Classic Hot Tottie: Good when you're starting to feel sick or when you're going to spend a quiet evening at home next to the fire. Basically, hot tea with honey and lemon juice and a splash of whiskey/bourbon/scotch. Cheaper than Nyquil!

5 Responses to “Yummy Tea at Home”

  1. yummy64 Says:

    Tea is yummy Smile
    But I'm a boring tea girl. Orange pekoe all the way. However, I like strong tea, the stuff I find you can buy in the US is too weak for me. I drink Typhoo Tea, imported from England. Even the decaf version of that has flavour.

    My boyfriend is hooked on it now too! I just wish it was less expensive to buy.

  2. tinapbeana Says:

    that's why i like buying loose tea & making it in the french press: go as stout as you want it!

  3. fairy74 Says:

    Tina-
    Could you just lend me all of your recipes??? LOL.. I tried some of your coffee recipes and they were fabulous. I love tea too, so I cannot wait to try these out! Thanks for posting themSmile

  4. kimiko Says:

    Yum!! Thanks for the tips, especially that last one, really come in handy about now Smile

  5. PRICEPLUS Says:

    I like a nice pot of tea. I use one of my little cups and of course I use the tea cozy. Thank goodness none of my guy friends has ever seen me use the darn thing!Smile

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