Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fall spiced tea recipe

So, um... Dutch weather: 


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It's grey, windy, wet, and oh so bone chillingly cold. Shocking, I know! It's not like I ever tell you about that... Oh wait. I do. All the time.

Well, all of that gray means that whatever I'm concocting in the kitchen should heat us back up. That leads to plenty of tea drinking! I equate autumn with wrapping up in warm scarves (knit at home, of course!), flannel sheets, heavy blankets, and cuddling on the couch with my boys while sipping some sort of tea! One of my favourites lately has been this simple spiced tea: 


Spiced tea recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood

There is something absolutely delicious about fall, too! There's cinnamon, and cloves, and all of those gorgeous flavours that we associate with pumpkin pie and assorted delicious treats. I wanted to create a light and warm drink that focused on these flavours, which meant: tea. Fall spiced tea to be specific. 

I started off with a simple black, loose leaf tea


Spiced tea recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood

You can use which ever black tea you love, but I so recommend a darjeeling and in loose leaf variety. You see, I find that the flavour that you get is so much stronger and richer without that bitter 'black tea' taste. 


Ingredients


1/2 teaspoon darjeeling tea 
2 thing orange slices
5 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Optional: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon honey


Instructions


Brew your tea! I like to use a tea infuser.

Okay, so there aren't really instructions here, but a small tip! Black tea gets dark very quickly so even though a lot of teas instruct you to keep the leaves in the mug for up to three minutes, I find that for this quantity, 1 minute will work beautifully! 

I also remove the cinnamon and cloves at this time. 

Spiced tea recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood

Questions

What's your favourite fall beverage? 
Do you drink tea, coffee? Both? 
What is your favourite tea? 

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Yuliya