Tag: tea recipes

Make Some Watermelon Iced Tea

Make Some Watermelon Iced Tea

On a hot summer day there’s nothing like biting into some fresh watermelon – it hits the spot like no other. Taking a slice of watermelon, biting into the sweetness of it, the juices running down your chin. It is more juice and water than […]

Try Some Earl Grey Oatmeal

Try Some Earl Grey Oatmeal

Waking up can really be a traumatic experience – that alarm blares again and again, your eyelids are heavy, and you feel extremely bothered and warm. Or if it’s winter – really cold. When you pull yourself from the comfort of your bed, you want […]

Tea Jello

Tea Jello

As wonderful as a cup of tea can be, it can get kind of hot especially for June.  You can go to iced tea or even go for a tea frappe, but even that can get old. As it turns out, one cool treat you could have is tea jello.

Tea Jello

Whether you remember Jello for that treat you had as a kid or otherwise – it is definitely a great way to enjoy your tea. The blog Use Real Butter provides a great recipe for the wobbly treat:

Tea Jellies

1 cup water, boiling

enough tea to make a strong cup
scant 1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope (or 2 sheets) of gelatin

Steep the tea in the hot water until desired strength (much stronger than you would drink it, but not bitter). Stir in sugar until dissolved. Sprinkle powdered gelatin* over the hot tea and stir until completely dissolved. Pour into vessel(s) and refrigerate until set.

*If using sheets, soak sheets in cold water in a bowl. When sheets are softened, add to hot tea and stir until dissolved

The great part of this recipe is all of the varieties of tea you could try and what you could mix in. You could try fruit flavorings with white tea or green tea, try different black teas with honey, or all matters of herbal tea. Rose tea in particular could be a beautiful jello to try. It would be a great way to impress friends at parties or even something to introduce children to tea with.

However you try it, tea jello is definitely something to cross off your tea bucket list – no matter what season.

Undergraduate Makes Biscuits Out of Used Tea

Undergraduate Makes Biscuits Out of Used Tea

After you brew your tea – your tea leaves aren’t exactly done. They can be used in recipes and even getting the bags out from under your eyes.  Now an undergraduate makes biscuits out of used tea, giving used tea leaves one more use.  Izzudin […]

Add Dried Lemons to Your Tea

Add Dried Lemons to Your Tea

In terms of tea – Lemons are a staple. When someone asks “How do you take your tea?” the response is with cream and sugar, honey, or lemon.  They often add that tang, that precise zing that brings the tea to the next level.  Something […]

Make Sparkling Peach Tea

Make Sparkling Peach Tea

Make Sparkling Peach Tea

Nothing quite says summer like biting into a sweet, juicy peach. Even the colors of it: red and pink and orange look like a summer evening sky. It is not only is a wonderful summer motif, but exactly the thing to put a zing in your summer tea drinking habits. Iowa Girl Eats provides a wonderful recipe for a Sparkling Peach Tea, a great addition to any summer tea line up:

Ingredients

  • Brewed black tea, chilled
  • Club soda, chilled

For the Peach Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 peaches, sliced (or 12oz frozen peaches)

Instructions

  • For the Peach Simple Syrup: Add water, sugar, and peaches to a saucepan then bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to medium then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and let syrup cool completely then strain out peach slices (save for ice cream, pancakes, smoothies, etc.) and chill simple syrup.
  • To serve: fill a glass with ice then fill 1/2 of the way up with cold tea. Add 2-3 Tablespoons cold peach simple syrup then top with club soda, stir, and then serve.

 

That is a sweet and sparkling way to make your summer even peachier. So go ahead make sparkling peach tea for those days that need a little more jazz.

 

Make Your Own Mint Tea

Make Your Own Mint Tea

One great way to rejuvenate this spring time and with the coming of summer is Mint Tea, made with Green Tea. You can even make your own Green Tea.  Green tea  with mint is an excellent source of antioxidants that control and inhibit the growth of free […]

Make Some Sun Tea

Make Some Sun Tea

With the weather getting hotter and the languid days of summer approaching, now is a great time to make Sun Tea. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s letting go of the kettle and letting nature make tea for you. Essentially you put leaves […]

A Peachy Green Tea Smoothie

A Peachy Green Tea Smoothie

A Peachy Green Tea Smoothie

Warmer weather in soon upon us and nothing quite says summer like peaches, especially in your tea. This recipe, via Jeanette’s Healthy Living, is a peachy green tea smoothie sure to hit the spot.

Peach Green Tea Smoothie

What you need:
1 large peach (sliced and pitted)
½ a banana
1 green tea bag
½ cup of ice cubes
1 tablespoon of honey

Brew ½ cup of green tea and then chill the tea with ice cubes or put it in the refrigerator. Then you blend the green tea, banana and peach in a blender until it is smooth, and add some honey for sweetness.

This is a great way to mix it up with Green Tea and a great way to cool off for summer. Not to mention all of the health benefits green tea has. So make yourself a peachy green tea smoothie and get ready for summer.

Cool Off with Iced Tea

Cool Off with Iced Tea

It’s going to start getting warmer soon, with spring quickly going away. The days are getting hotter and longer and one way to cool off is with iced tea. There is always the standard black tea sweetened with sugar to cool off with iced tea, […]