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Sitting around, I just remembered two old recipes for some lovely wintertime tea. There’s nothing that warms you up better than a hot cup of tea, and it’s so easy to make it unique and new, just by adding a few ingredients, or even just mixing a few teas together! Here are some of my favorites:

~For the follwing 4 teas, you start out by brewing your favorite black tea, be it Assam, Ceylon, Earl Grey, or any other. Then, in a cheese cloth, tea strainer, or directly in the tea, let it seep with

1. ginger, cinnamon, and orange rind

2. orange oil,  whole cloves, and cinnamon

3. dried orange rind, black peppercorns, a cinnamon stick, whole cloves

4. ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves

~Another great idea is to simply combine one bag of white tea and one bag of peppermint tea in the same cup. It gives it a great Christmas taste!

~ For a fruitier taste, mix one bag of Earl Grey with one of raspberry tea. What you get is a deliciously fruity black tea with hints of bergamot from the Earl Grey and tangy-ness from the raspberries.

~Try mixing Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Ginger, Rosehip, or any combination of simple herbal teas for a combination of flavors made just for your taste buds!

~For an amazing apple cider/hot apple tea, boil quartered apples (cored, with enough water to cover them by about 2 inches) together with cinnamon, allspice, and sugar (amounts depend on your personal preferences) for about 45 minutes uncovered and on high heat, covered and simmering for about 2 hours. Strain when it’s done, and enjoy!  It’s delicious! And you can throw the rest of the apple chunks into a blender for an amazing homemade applesauce!

These are great waya to spice up your tea and give it a whole new flavor. You can try other combinations of spices as well! Please comment if you have any other ideas for tea flavorings! Enjoy!

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