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Winter Tea Recipes

Special-tea Winter Drinks Before our favorite seasonals leave for the year, I wanted to share some of my favorite Christmas tea recipes with you! These cheery Christmas drinks use our winter blends (Cherry Christmas and Mistletoe Grove) so they're perfect to capture a last taste of the holidays before we start easing our way towards Valentine's, then March, then warmer weather. Reminisce on winter for a few days more with your family by sharing a specialty drink or two! Cherry Christmas Cocoa This drink is exactly what you need on a cold and windy winter day. Wrap up in a soft blanket and sip on a mug of this creamy cocoa, richly flavored with the berry-amaretto notes of our seasonal...

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Brewing Mulled Cider

Mulling Spices & Hot Cider Piper & Leaf Mulling Spices are the perfect way to warm up during those chilly fall and winter days! Use this fragrant blend of fruits and spices into any apple juice to make a tasty batch of hot, spiced cider. Enough for the whole family to enjoy! The drinks taste amazing (and it will make your kitchen smell incredible in the process) Each bag of our mulling spices will make you 5 half-gallon batches of mulled deliciousness. And it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare! Keep reading to hear the recipe for making the perfect mulled drinks! The Mulling Recipe Ingredients: 3 Tbsp Piper & Leaf Mulling Spices 2 Qt your favorite apple cider...

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Best Tea Before Bed

Tea Before Bed For many people, a nighttime cup of tea is their favored way to relax and wind down the day. A soothing cup can be the perfect way to prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep… just make sure to choose the right kind of tea! Read this guide to herbal teas to find the best tea before bed that will suit your sleep needs. Tisanes, Herbal Teas, and Fruit Infusions Tisanes, which can also be called herbal teas or fruit infusions, are a blend of herbs, flowers, fruits, and/or spices brewed using the same methods as tea. These ‘herbal teas’ are not true teas, since they don’t contain any part of the camelia sinensis plant (aka the...

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Recipe for Mint Tea

Making Your Own Mint Tea Want to try making your own mint tea? Maybe you have a spearmint plant that’s taken over your garden or perhaps you are itching to brew something delicious from scratch. Either way, you can easily make fresh mint tea at home! All you need are fresh leaves, hot water, and a couple of extra ingredients so your brew will have a bit of complexity. We recommend a little bit of honey and lemon juice! Recipe for Mint Tea Ingredients: 2 sprigs of fresh spearmint (about 15 leaves) 2 cups of filtered water splash of lemon juice (optional) 1 teaspoon of local honey or simple syrup (optional) Brewing Steps: Boil 2 cups of filtered water and...

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Make Iced Tea at Home!

Refreshing Iced Tea There is simply nothing better than a glass of iced tea on a hot and humid day. That first, refreshing sip brings back memories of lazy summer afternoons spent with family and friends. Make iced tea at home this week so you can relax on the front porch and reminisce. Or brew up a pitcher to go with your favorite picnic foods! No matter what you need the tea for, brewing iced tea at home is easy. This standard recipe will fill up your 2-quart pitcher (so you’ll get 8 cups of tea). Grab your tea bags and some sugar (if you have a sweet tooth). Hope you’re ready to brew a tea, relax, and refresh! Iced...

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