It’s starting to feel a bit chilly in the mornings here, now. In fact, we have a chance of our first frost of the season this coming Sunday. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall and cooler temperatures, but I don’t like cold. I’m more of a 50s for a low and 70s for a high kind of a gal. But I love hot spiced tea any day of the year.
There are so many health benefits to drinking tea, too.
When I woke up this morning I had a bit of a scratchy throat and felt the chill in the air and knew I needed a cup of hot spiced tea… to soothe my throat and warm me up. Here’s an easy, delicious hot spiced tea recipe…
Hot Spiced Tea
- 1 1/5 cup water
- 1 bag of my favorite tea
- A couple of peels of an orange/tangerine (I used a Cutie)
- 2 or 3 cloves
- A dash of cinnamon
- Star anise
- Bring the water to a boil then reduce heat to low.
- Add the dash of cinnamon, orange peels and the cloves. If you like it stronger, use your fingertips to break down the tips of the cloves then add to water.
- Cover pan and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. A little longer if you prefer the spices to really kick in.
- Turn off heat and add the tea bag and if you wish a whole star anise. Allow the tea to steep for at least a couple of minutes or until your desired preference.
- Pour through a strainer into your mug and sweeten with honey.
This is a very feel good comforting tea that will warm you up and get your day off to a good start or a great way to end a day. This is the perfect fall/autumn tea. Enjoy!