Tea Drinks Recipes

There's nothing like a hot or cold tea drink-- iced tea, sweet tea, chai, bubble tea -- find a recipe to love in this collection of 140+ tea drink recipes.

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Mint Tea Punch

Rating: 4.61 stars
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

Rating: 5 stars
This is a great way to make masala chai from scratch in just a few minutes!

Iced Tea II

Rating: 4.52 stars
This iced tea is fabulous - it tastes like the brand names!

Spiced Thai Iced Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars
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

Rating: 4.5 stars
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

Rating: 4.81 stars
Southern sweet tea, perfect for hot summer days!

Beverage Cubes

Rating: 4.88 stars
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

Rating: 5 stars
A great summer drink or just a nice refreshing mocktail - cucumber water is healthy too!

Russian Tea

Rating: 4.63 stars
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.

Instant Russian Tea

Rating: 4.53 stars
This is an instant tea mix that can be given as a gift in a large jar. It tastes like mulled cider.

Ginger-Turmeric Herbal Tea

Rating: 4.62 stars
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.

Warm Lemon, Honey, and Ginger Soother

Rating: 5 stars
This tangy infusion was inspired by a combination of Indian, Egyptian, and Costa Rican wisdom for soothing the common cold. Make a pot in the morning when you are not feeling well and drink throughout the day, reheating by the mugful as needed. My husband and I keep these ingredients on hand throughout the winter just because we like it. For children, add a splash of orange juice to cool it down.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated
Toasted brown rice adds a delicious flavor to green tea in this traditional Japanese preparation.
Slow Cooker Chai
Rating: Unrated
"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

Chai Tea Latte

Rating: 4.33 stars

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.