Cozy tea recipes that are peak winter aesthetic

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like getting cozy indoors with a warm cup of tea. And while tea time may be traditional, it doesn’t have to be boring. With the variety of flavors and appealing presentations, it’s no wonder why tea is taking over TikTok! If you’re looking for new ways to warm up tea time, here are five cozy tea recipes that are peak winter aesthetic.

1. Apple cinnamon tea

Enjoy the sweet and refreshing flavors of apple and cinnamon infused into a delicious tea. This recipe involves South African honeybush tea combined with fresh cinnamon ground with a mortar and pestle, diced apples and boiling water in a French tea press. The tea is poured into a mug rimmed with caramel, cinnamon sugar and an apple wedge.

2. Orange lemon ginger tea

This recipe is a cleansing fusion of citrus and ginger. Begin by adding sliced lemons, oranges and fresh ginger into a teapot, followed by a spoonful of turmeric, a sprinkle of chili flakes and a few pieces of cinnamon stick. Next, pour in boiled water, and gently stir the ingredients. Finally, pour the tea through a strainer into a mug or a teacup. Finish by adding a spoonful of honey and a citrus slice or cinnamon stick. 

3. Cranberry tea

This recipe is totally tea-licious. First, add cranberries to a tea pitcher, and crush them using a muddler. Next, add lemon slices and a sprinkle of cranberry tea leaves. Pour in some boiling water, and place the lid on the tea pitcher. Finally, pour the tea with a ladle into an Irish coffee glass for a pretty presentation, and cheers! 

4. Peppermint hot cocoa tea

Sweet dreams are made of tea and hot chocolate. Begin by adding milk and peppermint tea leaves to a heated pan, and gently stir while the ingredients simmer. In a separate pan, heat milk and a few pieces of dark chocolate. Then whisk until combined. Pour the hot chocolate and tea into an Irish coffee glass, and top with whipped cream, a sprinkling of crushed candy canes and a candy cane on the rim. 

5. Herbal ‘immuni-tea’

If you’re looking for a tea that helps boost the immune system, this recipe is definitely worth a pour. First, add dry oranges and limes to a teapot followed by some dried elderflower, a fresh slice of lemon, a teaspoon of honey and a handful of raspberry leaves. Fill the teapot with boiling water, place the lid on, and let it sit for three minutes. Finally, pour into a teacup using a tea strainer and enjoy!

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