Hot Tea Recipes

When nothing will do but a cup of hot tea, we have the recipes. Recipes for chai latte, hot honey lemon tea, and spiced tea are only a few of 50+ hot tea recipes you'll find here.

Staff Picks

Russian Tea II

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
A great drink for a cold night. You can store this tea mix in a jar and give it as a gift!
By Carolyn

Hot Cranberry Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
A sentimental favorite. My mother and I made it when I was 7 and it's been a part of our holiday tradition ever since. A fun recipe to make with the kids. A slow cooker will keep it warm while serving.

Shemakes Instant Chai Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
I have searched for an instant chai recipe on the net, but could not find one. This is what I made up, hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to modify it or adapt it.

Chai Tea Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars 1025
Instant Chai tea mix. You can spice it up even further by adding 1 teaspoon nutmeg and allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper.

Coffeebar Chai

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
A delicious Chai tea that is easy to make at home. Serve hot or over ice.
By Heather

Hot Chai Latte

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
A delicious, warm, old-fashioned style Chai Tea. With yummy spices, and authentic flavors, it's bound to be a hit with the whole family!

Masala Spicy Tea

Rating: 3 stars 6
Deliciously fragrant, sweet and tasty Eastern tea.

Indian Chai Hot Chocolate

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
I whipped up this delicious hot chocolate in my kitchen one day when I couldn't decide on a mug of hot chocolate or chai tea latte. It tastes just like Christmas!

Fuss Free Hot Cranberry Tea

Rating: 5 stars 4
I have looked for recipes for hot cranberry tea that are simple and don't involve a lot of time. This is it! My mother is a cook who adds until it tastes good. This is what she came up with. Increase or decrease quantities to suit your own taste.

Citrus-Honey Green Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Hubby and I try to drink green tea on a daily basis. I came up with this recipe to make it more interesting. You can use freshly squeezed orange juice instead of grapefruit juice.

Warm Lemon, Honey, and Ginger Soother

Rating: 5 stars 7
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.

Ginger-Turmeric Herbal Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 85
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! nnTurmeric is used for medicinal purposes in India.

Inspiration and Ideas

Russian Tea
Rating: Unrated 127
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.
Onion Tea (Home Remedy for Cough)
Rating: Unrated 3
My German mom swears that drinking onion tea (Zwiebeltee) is the best way to get rid of a bad cough. In Germany, she sweetens it with brown u0022Kandis,u0022 a specific kind of rock sugar, but I use honey here. It is important that you use organic onions for this home remedy as you are cooking them with their peels.
Honey-Lemon Ginger Tea
Rating: Unrated 13
Adeni Tea
Rating: 5 stars 9

This recipe come from Aden, Yemen. Its great for a weekend brunch or breakfast. Sweet, rich, authentic, fragrant, and magical hot drink. Great for the winter.