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10 Holiday Teas to Flavor Your Holiday Season!
Hello and welcome back to my site! 10 Holiday Teas is my second post during this holiday season. I hope you enjoy the great tips and recipes on here 🙂
What is on my wish list this holiday season? Books? Maybe some new teacups? 😉 But what I most love is this. To slowly sip a steaming mug of holiday tea while warming my toes next to the fireplace. A great book in hand (Usually a Sic Fi Book), along with a spicy herbal peace soothing me from deep within, I love spice in my teas during the holiday season. When the weather outside is frightful, I find great joy in staying inside and brewing a cup of tea that is warming and delightful! Here are 10 Holiday Tea recipes.
I am sure your wondering which tea is my favorite, well I have your answer! Mine is…The Yogi Chai Tea and I love chai, 10 Holiday teas are great for those who want something to make for your Christmas this year. I love the chai because it has this taste of spices and I love spices in any of my teas, Which is why I also love my early grey tea.
#1: Ginger Tea
So here is the very first one on 10 Holiday Teas, and the reason is, this is such a yummy tea! Not only does it have great health benefits but it’s super easy to make.
Ginger Tea – aids the digestive system, reduces inflammation, helps circulation, and has a warming effect.
This tea is great for any time of the year really but if you’re wanting something to drink when not feeling too well, this tea is great to help you get better soon so you can host the Christmas party. I love the flavor of Ginger tea because it has this..warm, eh. Cozy feeling and iI am pretty sure you’ll think the same thing when you make this first one.
Easy Ginger Tea Recipe Ingredients
1 Tbsp of minced ginger
1 tsp of crushed cloves
2 cups of boiling water
Pour hot water over the spices.
Then, steep 10 minutes.
Strain and enjoy. Now, this tea does have some great health benefits, Click here to find out more 🙂
#2: Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon Tea – this tea is great to have sitting by the fireplace with family and just chatting all night. Research has shown beneficial antimicrobial activities to cinnamon. Furthermore, it may help with blood sugar and cholesterol levels. In addition, this tea makes you all warm and fuzzy inside! And I love the smell, have you ever smelled something so good you just want to smell it all the time? Well, that is what this tea does to me! here is the recipe to make very soon.
Easy Cinnamon Tea Recipe Ingredients
1 cinnamon stick.
2 cups of boiling water.
And if you want, honey to taste, Pour boiling water over the cinnamon stick.
Then, steep for 10 minutes.
Finally, add honey to taste.
Stir with the cinnamon stick.
For Healthy Adults: please don’t have more than 2 cups a day.
Kids under 3 should not have this tea as well because it can cause a belly ache and other side effects.
If you looking for another recipe like this check out my other post on another great drink for the holidays. Click here for the recipe!
#3: Matcha Green Tea Latte
Matcha is a powerful antioxidant with brilliant green color in the cup (if you have a see-through cup)
How to Make a Matcha Green Tea Latte
- 2 cups of sweetened coconut or soy milk work best for this tea.
- 1 Tbsp of hot water
- 2 tsp of matcha green tea powder
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1/2 tsp of ginger powder or cinnamon – optional
First, heat the milk in a pan. Be careful that it does not boil over. Meanwhile, mix hot water with matcha powder and honey in a large mug.
Pour hot milk into the same mug and stir.
Optional, also stir in ginger powder or cinnamon.
#4: Bay Leaf Tea
Do you have a holiday headache? Bay Leaf tea is good for improving concentration, calming a cough, and reducing headache. Dried bay leaves are strongly aromatic and impart a spicy flavor.
Avoid in excess during pregnancy, lactation, and with small children. Avoid eating the actual bay leaf, which has sharp edges.
Easy Bay Tea Recipe Ingredients
- 3 bay leaves
- 2-3 cups of water
- 3 Tbsp of honey
- A wedge of lemon as a garnish
Easy Bay Tea Recipe Instructions
Add all into a pot.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 5-10 minutes.
Remove bay leaves, add honey, garnish with lemon, and enjoy!
This tea looks so good! I might make it very soon, keep an eye out for a post on Bay Leaf tea 🙂
And when writing about this tea I learned something, this tea is great when you put cinnamon in it! I just did a recipe on this post too.
#5: Peppermint Tea
When thinking of the holidays there is no way you don’t think of the most popular drink made! Here is the fifth tea on my 10 Holiday Teas to enjoy. Peppermint tea may help with congestion, indigestion, and to improve cognition.
Avoid in excess during pregnancy, lactation, and with small children.
Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe Ingredients
2 Tbsp of fresh or 1 Tbsp of dried peppermint leaves,
2 cups of hot water
Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe Instructions
Pour the hot water over the leaves.
Steep for about 6 minutes. Strain.
Add honey to taste. Inhale the aroma while drinking to clear the head.
Tea Tip: Place a candy cane in it to make it look very nice. Your friends will ask about the recipe tell them about this site 😉
If you’re looking for another post that has mint in it, Check out this one
#6: Yogi Chai Tea
Now, there is another tea that comes to my mind when I am thinking of a tea to make for my family christmas. Chai Tea is an all time favorite in my home! 10 Holiday Teas are the best ones to try out. This Yogi Tea Recipe will make your whole house smell great while it is brewing. Plus, it creates enough tea to enjoy a few cups a day for a week! It is a blend of spices slow cooked. Then, you can make chai by adding milk and honey for a spicy delicious drink that can be served hot or cold.
Yogi Tea Ingredients
- 2 quarts of water
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 8 cardamom seeds, crushed
- 7 whole cloves
- 8 black peppercorns
- 7 thin slices of fresh ginger root
- 8 pieces of star anise
- 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
- 2 black tea bags
- soy milk works best
Yogi Tea Instructions
- Boil all the ingredients except for the tea bags for 30 minutes, then simmer for 2 hours. In the last 5-10 minutes of simmering, add the tea bags.
- Strain and cool. Then, keep the liquid tea in the refrigerator.
- Reheat smaller quantities as needed along with milk and honey to taste. When I make any chai tea I love to sprinkle nutmeg on top of it to make it look good and it makes this tea taste – delicious!
#7: Rosemary Tea
Rosemary Tea Recipe can be a circulatory tonic, stimulant, respiratory aid, and sipped to improve concentration. Avoid in excess during pregnancy, lactation, and with small children. Do not drink in excess.
Easy Rosemary Tea Recipe Ingredients
1 Tbsp of fresh or 1/2 Tbsp of dried rosemary,
2 cups of hot water
1 Tbsp of honey
Easy Rosemary Tea Recipe Instructions
Instructions. Pour hot water over the rosemary and steep for about 7 minutes.
Add honey to taste.
Here is 1 BIG reason why rosemary tea is very good for you.
May help lower your blood sugar
When left untreated, high blood sugar can damage your eyes, heart, kidneys, and nervous system. Therefore, it’s critical that people who have diabetes properly manage their blood sugar levels.
Studies have shown that compounds in rosemary tea may lower blood sugar, suggesting that rosemary could have potential applications for managing high blood sugar among people with diabetes.
Though studies on rosemary tea specifically are lacking, test-tube and animal studies on rosemary itself indicate that carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid have insulin-like effects on blood sugar.
Some studies show that these compounds can increase the absorption of glucose into muscle cells, lowering blood sugar. That’s another good reason to try our 10 holiday teas!
#8: Juniper Berry Tea
Juniper berries are antimicrobial and have diuretic action. They have also been used as a folk remedy for cough and congestion. I have allergies all the time so this might help me out. But this tea looks like a winner for your next family get together 😉
Avoid during pregnancy, lactation, and with kidney stones or other kidney disorders.
Juniper Berry Tea Ingredients
- 1/2 tsp of dried juniper berries (Juniperus communis)
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 1 tsp of honey
Juniper Berry Tea Instructions
Pour boiling water over juniper berries. Then, steep for 10 minutes.
Add honey to taste.
Finally, strain and enjoy a nice hot cup of this tea.
This tea is not known to be able to have before bed, so I would opt out to have this tea before bed. But if you are looking for a tea that you can drink before bed, check this post out.
#9: Thyme Tea
If you’ve got the thyme, try this tea! (see what I did there?) Thyme tea tastes strongly herbaceous, I love teas the way they are, no need for it to be sweet. But if you like honey in your cup of thyme tea then that’s fine as well 🙂 this tea is so good for when you have congestion, cough, or the common cold. I will have some health benefits for you to look at when done reading the recipe.
Avoid during pregnancy and with small children; do not drink in excess.
Easy Thyme Tea Recipe Ingredients
1/2 tsp of dried thyme,
2 cups of hot water,
a wedge of lemon, and honey to taste
Easy Thyme Tea Recipe Instructions
Pour hot water over the thyme and steep for 7 minutes. Strain, and add lemon and honey, and drink.
Here are the health benefits of this yummy tea! enjoy!! 🙂
Thyme to stop coughing
Thyme essential oil, which is obtained from its leaves, is often used as a natural cough remedy. Thyme and ivy leaves helped to alleviate coughing and other symptoms of acute bronchitis.
Next time you’re faced with a cough or sore throat, try drinking some thyme tea.
Thyme to boost your immunity
Getting all the vitamins your body needs every day can be challenging. Luckily, thyme is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health.
Another health benefit of thyme: It’s a good source of copper, fiber, iron, and manganese.
Thyme to disinfect
Mold is a common yet potentially dangerous air pollutant that can lurk in your home. Once you identify it, take the necessary steps to get rid of it once and for all. Thyme oil may be the answer for low mold concentrations.
Thyme to get rid of pests
Thyme is also an ingredient in many pesticides — both outdoor and indoor — and is commonly used to target bacteria and viruses, as well as rats, mice, and other animal pests.
Rub thyme leaves between your hands to release the essential oil and then you’ll have a natural bug repellent that is not harmful to your skin or those around you.
You can also make homemade repellent by mixing four drops of thyme oil to every teaspoon of olive oil, or mixing five drops for every 2 ounces of water and place it in your cleaner bottle when you wipe down your home.
Thyme for good smells
Organic and natural skincare products can now be found at most retailers, and many contain thyme.
Thanks to its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, it is a common ingredient in mouthwash. Thyme is also a popular ingredient in natural deodorants and is often included in potpourri. This herb is very good for almost anything you use!
One last thing about this herb is this is such a good herb to use in your diffuser if you have one, if not, I highly recommend you try one out like in your living room and let me know what you think.
#10: Hops Tea
On a cold day, this tea is great for the holidays too! Just think of it, your sitting by your fireplace and you want something hot to drink. Look at this recipe for that hot drink you’re craving. Hops tea has so many great benefits and here are two reasons why it’s good for you 🙂 And studies suggest it might help with insomnia, so if you know someone who needs to fall asleep tell them about this tea.
Hops Tea Recipe
- 1 tsp of dried hops,
- 8 ounces of hot water,
- and honey to taste
Hops Tea Instructions
Steep for about 7 minutes. While you are waiting, dim the lights, get your pajamas on, and take a few slow deep breaths to calm your mind (Maybe grab that book you have wanted to find the time to read)
Place some background music on. Then, strain and drink your freshly brewed tea and enjoy your night.
And there you have it, 10 best teas you just might try this year when you’re in the mood for something warm and healthy for you. If you want to read something as you wind down with your freshly brewed tea, Click here for a site I love to go through and read as I enjoy my own cup of tea 🙂
I hope you enjoyed reading 10 Holiday Teas! I sure know that I really loved writing this for you to enjoy, writing this during this holiday season makes me all fuzzy and warm just thinking that I am sure most of us love this time of year. Christmas is my most loved day because I love being with my family, but with the covid around. My Christmas and I’m sure everyone else’s day will look very different to you. But I do hope you have a great time making any of these teas.
10 holiday teas, but which are your favorites?
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