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Tea Recipes

Tea Infused Cocktails to Impress Everyone This Holiday Season

November 23, 2021

What do tea and alcohol have in common? They are both in our cocktails this holiday season! It is now that time of the year where the weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing colors and the holidays are right around the corner. We created a list of the best cocktails for this time of year! Whether you need a holiday drink to serve at a party or just want to mix up holiday cocktails at home, we know that something on our list will cheer every tea lover up. Check out our tea inspired cocktails to wow your friends and family this holiday season!

Autumn Chai-Tea-Ni Martini 

Courtesy of The Happy Housie

Smooth. Creamy. A tad bit of spice. This Chai tea based cocktail is sure to warm you up this season!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Vodka (preferably Vanilla)
  • 1 oz Light Cream (or milk of choice)
  • 2 oz Chai Tea (chilled)
  • Additional:
  • Cinnamon for the rim or top
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Measure the vodka, light cream, and chai tea mix into a martini shaker with ice. Shake lightly until blended and pour into a Martini glass that has been rimmed with cinnamon. Add some whipped cream or a light dusting of cinnamon on top and enjoy this incredibly delicious drink!

Spiced Pear Burbon Iced Tea

This fall cocktail made with spiced pear, bourbon, and aromatic chai tea is exactly what you need for any fall gathering. We like it over ice, but it would be great hot, too!

Ingredients
Pear Simple Syrup

  • 1 pear sliced
  • ½ cup sugar

Cocktail Mix

  • 12 oz chai tea brewed
  • 5 oz pear simple syrup
  • 4 oz bourbon


In a small pot, bring ½ cup of water, sliced pear and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat and bring to room temperature. Strain out fruit and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Combine chai tea, 5 oz simple syrup, and bourbon in a cocktail shaker and shake to combine. Pour over ice split between 2 glasses and enjoy!

Apple Cider Hot Toddy

Courtesy of Cookie + Kate

This apple cider hot toddy recipe is light and warming, perfect for the holidays. The quality of ingredients goes a long way here, so be sure to use real, unfiltered apple cider (it should be murky). Locally produced cider tends to be fresher and contain fewer (if any) additives. Spiced cider is good, too!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 green tea or black tea
  • 1 ½ ounces rye whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 ounce real apple cider
  • ½ small lemon
  • Suggested garnishes: thin, round slices of lemon, a cinnamon stick, and star anise

Bring the water to a simmer and carefully pour it over the tea bag into a standard-sized mug, leaving about an inch of room in your mug for the whiskey and cider. Let the tea steep for a few minutes, then discard the bag so the tea doesn’t get bitter.
Pour in the whiskey or bourbon and a hefty splash of apple cider (adjust these amounts to suit your tastes). Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and garnish with lemon slices, a cinnamon stick and a star anise. Sip up!

Other recipes use a lot more apple cider, which makes them overwhelmingly sweet. This drink isn’t so heavy that it’ll spoil your appetite for mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Cheers!

The Harvest Orchard

Courtesy of Kitchen Konfidence

Vodka, apple brandy, pear juice and chilled black tea are shaken together until well-chilled.  Simple syrup is added for sweetness while a flurry of lemon zest on top provides citrusy aromatics.  This pear-forward drink is smooth, sweet and can be prepared in bulk for a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce apple brandy
  • 2 1/2 ounces pear juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces chilled black tea
  • 1 ounce simple syrup

Add vodka, apple brandy, pear juice, black tea and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Cap and shake until well-chilled. Strain into 2 copper mugs filled with crushed ice. Top with grated lemon zest.

Chai Apple Cider Slush

Courtesy of Kitchen Konfidence

This Chai Apple Cider Slushie requires a bit of preparation (frozen cider cubes) so make sure to start this one the night before! For this drink, apple cider is frozen into ice cubes, then blended with apple brandy, ginger beer, lemon juice and cold, spiced chai tea.  You can make a lot of apple cider cubes in advance, and then just blend up a big batch once your are ready to serve!

Ingredients

  • 18 ounces apple cider, frozen in ice cube trays
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce apple brandy
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 3 ounces chilled chai tea
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Cinnamon sticks, to garnish

Combine apple cider cubes, vodka, apple brandy, ginger beer and chai tea in a blender, and blend to a slushie consistency. Pour into short glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks.



Let us know if you tried any of these cocktails by tagging us and the above creators above or by commenting below! We hope you enjoy them all and have a wonderful holiday season!

Tea Gifts

Tea Inspired Gifts to Give This Fall

September 20, 2021

Fall is approaching, and there is nothing better than a warm cup of tea on a cold fall afternoon. Here are 9 great tea inspired gifts to give this fall to your tea loving friends and family.

1- Matcha Roll Bubble Bar by Lush

Baths are a great way to relax on a cool fall day. The warm water allows your blood to flow and your breathe to slow which results in a relaxing experience. When you add in the Matcha Roll Bubble Bar to your soak, your skin will be left feeling softened and refreshed. Lush is a natural cosmetics brand that has taken the drivers seat in all things bath and body related. Their wide selection of bath accessories are popular for gifts and perfect for Fall, because who doesn’t love a little self-care on a cool Fall day. Treat yourself today with this bubble bath accessory.

2- 16oz Stoneware Happy Fall Mug by Threshold at Target

Kickoff Fall with a cute mug. This fall mug is perfect for anyone with a Fall birthday, or for that special person you are thinking of gifting. Pour a nice cup of our loose leaf tea into this fall mug and grab your favorite book or turn on your favorite TV show to binge. Mugs are also great teacher gifts and can be paired with a pack of loose leaf tea or a gift card to a local coffee shop for a generous gesture. Sip in style with this cute, inexpensive fall mug.

3- Commuter Cup (insulated travel mug by Corkcicle)

This excellent travel mug by Corkcicle is perfect for someone who is always on the go. It comes in two different sizes, 9oz and 17oz, and is designed with a 360 degree spill proof lid so you can throw it into any bag without having any worry of spillage. Keep your water cold for 18 hours, or your tea hot for 5 hours with the insulation designed into this great commuter cup. Whether you are commuting for work, or just always on the go, this mug will make your life easier with its convenient design.

4- Interchangeable Tea Quote Throw Pillow Covers

Elevate your fall home decor by adding a tea inspired throw pillow cover to your home. It’s easy to stick with your same pillows, so why not switch it up with an interchangeable throw pillow cover. Whether you are looking to accessorize your couch, bed, or chair, this pillow is great for any tea lover. Some of the cute designs we found include a Tea, Books, & Rain or this Books & Tea Make Me Happy pillow cover.

5- Pumpkin Perfect Loose Leaf Tea Infuser by David’s Tea

Tea infusers are a great way to gain the maximum amount of flavor out of your favorite loose leaf teas. This pumpkin patterned tea infuser is a great gift for fall. Tea infusers allow you to control the amount of time in which your tea steeps and prevent the over extraction of tannins which can result in a bitter taste in your cup of tea. Another great tea infuser is this Rose Gold Tea Ball Infuser by Crate and Barrel. Rose Gold is a great fall color that can be thrown with any kitchenware for a shiny touch.

6- Pumpkin Shaped Stoneware Mug by Pottery Barn

Who doesn’t love pumpkin themed items in the fall? This pumpkin shaped mug from Pottery Barn is perfect for your pumpkin obsessed friends. Pair it with a bag of our loose leaf Chai tea to complete the perfect fall gift. Gift your friends with the opportunity to whip up a Chai Tea Latte at home in their new mug.

7- Le Creuset Kettle and Mug Set

Le Creuset is a trusty favorite in the world of kitchenware. The enamel this steel kettle is crafted from sturdy carbon steel and finished with a vibrant porcelain enamel finish. The mug is made from durable stoneware and is generously sized for enjoying a decently sized cup of tea. Treat your loved one to this kettle and mug set by Le Creuset, you will not regret it.

8- Pumpkin Chai Candle by Nest Fragrances

Do you love flavors of pumpkin and chai in the fall? Then this candle is perfect for you. There is nothing better than the warm fragrances of fall. This candle creates a cozy fall ambiance with a scent that is created through a mixture of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.

9- Tea By Sugarfina 3 Piece Candy Bento Box

This delicious candy bento box is a great gift for your tea loving, sweet tooth friends. It features matcha, rose tea, and peach tea flavored chewy bears. This delicious treat is an excellent gift to sweeten someone’s day.

Now that we’ve shown you 9 excellent tea-inspired gifts, which are you going to give this fall?

Tea Guides

Non-Pumpkin Flavors to Enjoy This Fall

October 16, 2015
tea and mittens

gloves and white tea mug

Now that it’s fall, odds are you’ve encountered the pumpkin craze. But pumpkin spice latte isn’t for everyone. Some people see it as the epitome of the season but there are plenty of other flavors to enjoy this time of year. Here are some of our suggestions for those of you looking to expand your taste beyond pumpkin

Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but who said it couldn’t be apple tea! This tea makes us especially reminiscent of our childhood of drinking warm apple cider, less thick and heavy.  Here’s an Apple Tea that you’ll love and is perfect to cozy up with on a chilly night. 

Chai

You can really never go wrong with chai. There are so many variations that you’re bound to find some type you like. Our personal favorite is Bigelow Vanilla Chai. This flavor has the best aroma every time you make it and has the perfect balance of sugar and spice. If you’re going for more of a sweet drink, add some milk, sugar and/or honey and you’re golden!

Gingerbread

Who says it’s too early for holiday flavors? Gingerbread is the perfect essence if you’re looking for something to awaken those taste buds. This gingerbread spice tea, with a blend of cinnamon and ginger, will satisfy any sweet tooth and it’s naturally caffeine free! (Ideal for an after dinner delight)

Vanilla

We love this vanilla black tea! It’s tasty with some milk and sweetener but still lighter than a latte.

Caramel

This new salted caramel tea from Bigelow is to die for and has a combination of sweet and salty! Like vanilla black tea, salted carmel is best with milk and sweetener and paired with a treat.

Maple

Maple tea has the smoothest flavor for those looking to indulge. This particular tea comes in a wooden box, which can be used for decor or preservation!

Cinnamon

Cinnamon tea is just slightly spicier than chai but still has that cozy flavor perfect for fall! This combination of warm and spicy flavors is best enjoyed outdoors by a campfire.

Earl grey

Earl Grey is a classic tea that can really be enjoyed year-round. But what we love the most is the blend of citrus and black tea, especially in the fall. Bigelow makes a great earl grey with amazing bergamot oil from Italy.

Chamomile

This honey vanilla chamomile tea is our all time favorite variation of the herb. The honey vanilla flavor adds sweetness but doesn’t overwhelm the chamomile flavor. At the end of a long fall day, this too is the flavor to cozy up to.

While pumpkin is the obvious popular trend this time of the year, there are plenty more flavors to “fall” in love with! Cozy-up to some of our flavors by fireside or on a brisk walk — we guarantee you’ll enjoy every sip.

Have any additional flavor suggestions of favorite fall teas? Let us know in the comments below!