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Let’s do tea!
We’re big fans of hot tea here at the Quilt Festival office…we keep a regular stock (and variety) of tea bags on hand. In addition to providing a bit of warmth or a little pick-me-up during the day, many experts also claim that tea can provide numerous wellness benefits, depending upon the variety.
If you’re interested in learning more about the health benefits of tea, you can read more HERE. But for this edition of Hot Dish!, we’re going to focus on providing you hot tea recipes that are as tasty as they are healthy. Happy sipping!
PERFECT VANILLA TEA
1 c. boiling water
1 orange pekoe tea bag
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. white sugar (optional)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1. Pour boiling water into a mug, and steep tea bag in water for three minutes. Remove and discard.
2. Stir milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into the tea. Enjoy!
HONEY CHAMOMILE TEA LATTE
1 ½ c. water
4 chamomile tea bags
1 ½ c. cold whole milk, coconut milk, or other non-dairy milk
1 tbsp. honey
Ground cinnamon, for serving
1. Bring the water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, and add the tea bags. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat the milk in another small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until warm and frothy, about five minutes.
3. Discard the tea bags from the saucepan of tea, and add the honey and stir until dissolved.
4. Divide the warm tea between two mugs. Divide the frothed milk between the two mugs, reserving a bit of the foam with a spoon if you can. Stir gently to combine. Top with reserved foam, sprinkle with ground cinnamon, and serve immediately.
HOT SPICED GREEN TEA
From Taste of Home
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
4 individual green tea bags
½ tsp. minced fresh ginger root
½ tsp. grated lemon zest
4 cardamom pods, crushed
4 c. boiling water
2 tbsp. honey
1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add boiling water.
2. Cover and steep for five to six minutes. Strain, discarding tea bags and spices.
3. Stir honey into tea and serve immediately.