7 Comforting Tea Recipes to Make This Winter ...


Iโ€™m always on the hunt for healthy tea recipes during the winter, and herbal tea is probably one of my favorite beverages to enjoy multiple times on a daily basis. Herbal teas are naturally caffeine free and very calming to the body, but they arenโ€™t the only options for consuming tea in a healthy, comforting fashion. Tea has been used for centuries as a natural healing beverage, and it has multiple benefits ranging from your brain health, digestive health, muscular health, circulatory health as well as many benefits to the nervous system as well. You can choose from black, green, white, and herbal forms of tea, along with certain cultural specialty forms of tea at your supermarket, or a trendy tea shop. Though black, green, white and oolong teas have caffeine, they still offer many comforting properties to the body that are worth our attention. If youโ€™re having body aches, trouble sleeping, or just need something to quell your anxiety, pick up a box of tea next time youโ€™re at the store. Or, try some of these recipes below and make your own!

1. Soothing Coffee Bar Chai Tea

Soothing Coffee Bar Chai Tea

Chai tea is one of the most popular forms of tea that people enjoy, and one of the easiest tea recipes to make at home. Itโ€™s rich in natural antioxidants from the tea, and soothing benefits from the chai spices. With milk added, some of the antioxidants from the tea are reduced, since calcium decreases the absorption, however, the calcium will help to comfort you, and youโ€™ll still retain plenty of benefits that the tea offers. Make this simple recipe at home and enjoy your own trendy chai tea, right in the comfort of your home.

Serves: 4


2 cups water

4 chai flavored black tea bags ( I like Yogiโ€™s Chai Rooibos blend for a caffeine-free option)

1 tsp. stevia, ยผ cup honey or ยผ cup your favorite sugar alternative

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice

dash of cardamom

2 cups milk or almond milk, unsweetened

Directions: In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add tea bags, stevia, honey or your favorite sweetener, and then add the vanilla. Season with pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice and cardamom. Simmer for 5 minutes. Pour in milk, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and strain through a fine sieve. Serve and enjoy on a cold night for something comforting!

Adapted from: allrecipes.com

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