Browse through our Tea Recipes pages to find hot and iced tea recipes, and some recipes for topical use of tea (like tea baths and tea steams), too.
Around the world, we love tea! (In fact, tea is the second-most consumed beverage worldwide - only water is enjoyed more than tea.) Tea is virtually a perfect beverage - not only can it encourage good health and wellness for people of all ages, but it is so quick and easy to make, and marvelously delicious and fragrant, as well.
And, tea is so very versatile - that little tea stash in your kitchen can provide healthful, inexpensive, refreshing hot and iced beverages for you and your family throughout the year, and tea can be a flavorful, unique ingredient in a multitude of sweet and savory dishes. Tea, when used in a tea compress, bath, or facial steam, can provide amazing topical and aromatherapy benefits, too.
Here are some recipes and tips for the countless ways you can enjoy and benefit from teas and herbal tisanes.
A classic favorite, a cup or pot of hot tea is a comforting ritual for so many of us around the world. Whether you're a tea newbie or you've brewed many a cup of tea over the years, you most likely have your tea-making ritual down pat! The pieces of your tea ritual (your favorite cup, how you've arranged your tea stash, that comfy chair, the first whiff and sip of your newly brewed tea...) make teatime a very special part of your day.
But... how you make your tea can affect whether you're enjoying your tea to the fullest. Different teas require their own unique brewing conditions to taste their best and retain their wonderful health benefits, and these simple variances can make a world of difference in the flavor of your tea. You'll find tips for making the perfect cup of tea on our Making Tea pages.
If you are more of an herbal tea lover (or are thinking of trying a new herbal tea or two), browse through these lovely hot-tea recipes and brewing tips for making various herbal teas.
For even more tea tips and recipes, drop by our Making Tea board on Pinterest.
Many of us count the months, weeks, and days until it's iced tea season again! If you've been striving to make the perfect pitcher of iced tea, you'll find some tips for making iced tea here. And here are some simple (but oh-so-tasty) iced tea recipes...
Ready to experiment with some new iced tea recipes? Follow our Yummy Iced Tea Recipes board on Pinterest for some ideas and inspiration.
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For those of us who love lattes, but prefer tea to coffee, a tea latte is the perfect solution. Delicious tea lattes are yet another way to enjoy not only the taste, but the benefits of tea, too.
If you've been looking for a new way to incorporate more healthful teas into your (and your family's) day, why not try delectably refreshing tea smoothies?
By using a variety of different teas - black, white, green, or your favorite herbal tea - and combining them with the powerful nutrients found in freshly made fruit and vegetable smoothies, you are giving yourself one of the healthiest, tastiest meals or snacks you possibly can.
Need some smoothie guidelines and recipe inspiration? "The Tea Smoothie Book" will help get you started with adding tea smoothies to your day.
Tea is also amazing when used as an ingredient in baking and cooking. Not only will tea add incredible flavor to sweet and savory dishes, but it is a wonderfully healthful ingredient, as well, that will add to the nutritional benefits of your dish. Use tea to enhance a cookie batter, as a fish or chicken marinade, to add richness to a pudding, or in any other way you can imagine - let your taste buds and your imagination be your guide.
Ready to get started cooking with tea? Follow our Recipes with Tea Pinterest board and you'll find lots of tasty recipes to tempt your palate.
Lovely teas and herbal tisanes can benefit our physical, mental, and emotional health in so many ways. And, for us to enjoy healthful tea fully, it's important that we make it properly.
Enjoying the many faces of tea will make us more likely to include this wonderful beverage in our days! From familiar, comforting hot and iced teas, to the more unexpected tea lattes and tea smoothies, to all the ways we can use teas topically, there is no end to how we can enhance our lives and boost health and wellness with teas and herbal tisanes.