Fall has arrived. As we trade in sandals and swimsuits for sweaters and boots, it’s also time to trade in iced tea for hot tea. Because what’s better on a chilly fall day than a hot cuppa? Nothing, that’s what. While you may miss summer and its plethora of sweet and satisfying iced teas, take comfort in that fact that now you can sip on warm, flavorful hot teas while snuggling under blankets by the fire. Welcome fall with these hot tea recipes that are sure to warm you up and go down easy:
1) Autumn Spiced Apple Tea
This recipe from Mostly Homemade Mom screams fall—autumn is in the title, after all. Like drinking a slice of apple pie, this tea combines tea with cloves, cinnamon sticks, apple juice, and real apple slices for a fruity, spicy, delectable dose of fall drinking.
2) Hot Spiced Green Tea Recipe
This recipe from Taste of Home spices up a green tea base with cinnamon sticks, ginger, cardamom, lemon, and honey. Hot, spicy, and the perfect way to complement a chilly day!
3) Tea-Infused Hot Chocolate
This vegan recipe from Namely Marley brings together two of the best beverages on the block: tea and hot chocolate. This recipe usesa Coconut Cocoa Tea Bag from Republic of Tea and soymilk, but you can improvise with your own preferences. Enjoy as a sweet snack or dessert to wind down your busy day.
4) Slow Cooker Chai Tea
You probably use your slow cooker for hearty dinners, but you can also use it to make a delicious cuppa. This recipe from Taste of Home uses a slow cooker to make chai tea. Start by slow-cooking a mixture of gingerroot, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom pods, and whole peppercorns on low for 8 hours. Then add black tea bags, steep for 3 to 5 minutes, and serve warm. You’ll enjoy the sweet and spicy fragrances that waft through the air as much as the sweet and spicy tastes that will go down your throat.
For a substantial take on tea that borders on soup, try a cup of genmaicha, aka rice tea. This Japanese specialty combines brown rice and green tea for a more filling cuppa. Some refer to it as popcorn tea since the rice is toasted/popped. Try this recipe from Tasty Kitchen and prepare for things to get poppin’.
6) Spiced Apricot Tea
Apricot nectar gives this recipe from Taste of Home its fruity flavor. Combined with cinnamon sticks, cloves, sugar, lemon juice, and tea, each sip of this beverage is packed with hot, satisfying flavor. Enjoy with a muffin or slice of bread for the ultimate snack break.
7) Russian Tea
This recipe from Wives With Knives became popular in the US in the 1960s, thanks to its use of then-all-the-rage Tang. The sweet, hot drink mixes tea, Tang, sugar, lemonade, cinnamon, and ground cloves.