Tea Drinks Recipes

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Mint Tea Punch

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Tea, mint, sugar, orange and lemon juices make this a quick and easy, refreshingly delicious drink on a hot summer's day, given to me by a true Southern lady. Goes great with Cajun or spicy foods too. Every time I serve this someone asks me for the recipe!

Easy Authentic Masala Chai

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This is a great way to make masala chai from scratch in just a few minutes!

Iced Tea II

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This iced tea is fabulous - it tastes like the brand names!

Spiced Thai Iced Tea

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Similar to the Thai iced tea served in Thai restaurants made with red rooibos or orange black tea. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Honey Milk Tea - Hong Kong Style

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I came up with this recipe after reading many Chinese posts; none of them sounded like the milk tea I have had before. Honey milk tea is what I always order when I go to a tea place. Technically, bubble tea is not much different from milk tea (I am not sure why they separate them into two different categories in the tea shop). There are also different styles of bubble/milk tea, like Hong Kong style, Taiwan style, etc. This is a Hong Kong-style milk tea.

Smooth Sweet Tea

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Southern sweet tea, perfect for hot summer days!

Beverage Cubes

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Everyone has a favorite drink that is always in the fridge...but don't you hate it when your ice cubes melt and make your drink watery? Here's a simple solution! Use your favorite non-carbonated beverage; fruit juice, coffee and prepared drink mix all work great.

Cucumber Tea Spritzer

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A great summer drink or just a nice refreshing mocktail - cucumber water is healthy too!

Ginger-Turmeric Herbal Tea

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If you are having trouble including these anti-inflammatory spices in your diet, here is an alternative to supplements. Actually quite tasty! I believe this tea is popular in Okinawa, Japan. Just remember turmeric stains. I make mine in an old mason jar, wrapped in an old tea towel! Turmeric is used for medicinal purposes in India.

Russian Tea

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I love this tangy beverage on a cold winter's morning when I want something tasty and hot, but don't want coffee! It makes a great gift from your kitchen, too! If calories are your concern, use an artificially sweetened orange drink mix, eliminate the sugar and sweeten to taste with sugar substitute.

Raspberry-Apple Cider Iced Tea

This raspberry tea includes apple cider vinegar with the mother, which has been proven to have so many health benefits! You can drink this tea warm in the winter or iced in the summer. You may need to work up to the full amount of vinegar and ginger if it's too tart for you. I love the bite the ginger gives, but it can be omitted. What a great way to hydrate!

Chai Tea Latte

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This is really similar to the brand Oregon® Chai. Simply delicious either hot or iced! This will save you more money than buying the chai. In India, each family has their own way of making it, so you should experiment to find your favorite blend.

Inspiration and Ideas


Toasted brown rice adds a delicious flavor to green tea in this traditional Japanese preparation.

Slow Cooker Chai

"Delicious! I use a tea ball for the spices, so I don't have to strain it. In the summertime, I keep a pitcher of it in the fridge and drink it iced." – nccook123

Homemade Brown Sugar Bubble Tea

I drank bubble tea every day when I visited Taiwan, and decided to bring back some tapioca pearls (boba) to make my own at home. This is a versatile recipe: you can vary the type of tea and milk you use, and sweeten it to taste. Brew tea to your preferred strength, though it's a good idea to use strong tea because you're going to dilute it with milk and ice. You'll need a wide straw to drink up the boba, or use a long spoon to fish them out!