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Best Holiday Tea Recipes

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December 8, 2021

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On a chilly December day, nothing warms the spirit quite like a delicious warm beverage. While a simple cup of holiday tea will always do the trick, there is something especially festive about sipping a seasonally-inspired latte or hot cider during the holiday season.

Delight in your favorite seasonal flavors — warm gingerbread, spicy-sweet cinnamon, cool peppermint and more — with our collection of holiday tea recipes. Each of these delightful recipes is perfect for holiday entertaining or sipping by a crackling fire on Christmas morning.

Holiday Tea Latte Recipes

1. Gingersnap Chai Latte

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 6 oz water
  • 2 Chai Tea bags
  • ½ cup steamed milk
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, scraped
  • Foamed milk
  • Gingersnap cookies (optional)

How to Make

  • Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
  • Place the chai tea bag in a large tea mug. Add heated water and steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove tea bag, stir in steamed milk, molasses and vanilla bean.
  • Top with foamed milk and serve with gingersnap cookies.

2. Merry, Minty Latte

Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 6 oz of fresh, filtered water
  • 2 Peppermint Bark Tea bags
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 candy cane (optional)

How to Make

  • Bring the water to a boil and steep the tea bags in a large mug for 5-7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk, making sure it does not boil. Froth the milk using a French press or handheld milk frother.
  • Remove the tea bags and top with the frothed milk. Garnish with a candy cane, if desired.

3. Chocolate Candy Cane Tea Latte

Servings: 2

Ingredients 

How to Make

  • Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
  • Place each chocolate tea bag in a standard sized mug. Pour 3 oz. water in each mug and steep for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags, then stir in agave nectar. 
  • Top with steamed milk and garnish with a candy cane or peppermint stick.

Holiday Cider Recipes

1. Holiday Mulled Tea and Cider

Servings: 1

Ingredients

How to Make

  • Combine the apple cider and cranberry juice in a pot. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove pot from heat. Add tea bag and orange slice and let steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove tea bag and garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired. 

2. Holiday Hibiscus Cider 

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 12 oz apple cider
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 Natural Hibiscus Tea bags
  • 1 inch knob of fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick

How to Make

  • Heat cider in a small saucepan to boiling.
  • Put hibiscus tea bags, ginger, and cinnamon stick into an infuser and place into your favorite teapot.
  • Pour the hot cider over the tea bags.
  • Add orange juice. Allow to steep for 4-6 minutes.
  • Remove infuser and serve. 

3. Fire Cider

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Single Sips® packet
  • 4 oz water
  • 4 oz apple cider or juice
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 3 slices of fresh ginger, peeled
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • dash of cayenne pepper (or more if you want it spicier)
  • ½ tsp honey

How to Make

  • Combine all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil.
  • Stir well and serve.

Holiday Tea Mocktail Recipes

1. Festive Cranberry Punch

Servings: 10-12

Ingredients

How to Make

  • Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil
  • Turn off heat and cover for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and serve warm.
  • Garnish with an orange slice or cinnamon stick.

2. Matcha Mudslide

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup for glasses
  • 1 U•Matcha Single Sip Packet
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shavings (for garnish – optional)

How to Make

  • Add chocolate syrup to the inside of two highball glasses with a few ice cubes. 
  • Add some ice, packet contents, heavy cream and vanilla into a shaker and shake until well chilled. 
  • Pour into the prepared glasses and top with chocolate shavings.

3. Candied Ginger Peach Punch

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Ginger Peach Black Tea bags
  • 1 Tbs. agave
  • ¼ cup peach nectar (may substitute with apple juice, if needed)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup ginger ale
  • Peach slices, for garnish (optional)

How to Make

  • Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
  • Place tea bags into a heat-resistant container, add the water and steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags and let cool a bit. Stir in agave nectar, peach nectar, lemon juice and ginger ale.
  • Fill a large cup with ice, pour in tea.
  • Garnish with fresh peach slices

We hope these festive holiday tea recipes add some cheer to your winter season. Be sure to share your creations with us on social media @republicoftea and socialmedia@republicoftea.com.