What better day than a Sunday to indulge in some DIY sessions with your family and friends. And what better beverage than tea to try out these DIYs with!
Tweak your Sunday routine a bit and try blending teas with the most random ingredients. All you have to do is know the ingredients right and mix them together. You never know, you might just have your next favourite tea blend!
TDT World is discussing five DIY recipes to help you make your very own tea blends. Let’s get started!
Breakfast Blends: The Rose Kind
Usually, breakfast tea blends are an amalgamation of a stronger tea and a lighter tea. You will have to be careful with the ratio and proportion of each tea to keep tea blunders at bay. The correct ratio will give desirable taste notes and a recognizable aroma that will simply woo your senses and take your heart away!
Traditional breakfast blends are prepared using Darjeeling Tea and Assam Tea. Milk is the key ingredient used in this blend.
• Darjeeling Tea: 2 teaspoons
• Assam Tea: 3 teaspoons
• Rose Buds/Rose essence: ½ to 1 teaspoon
Use guarana powder for that extra supply of caffeine.
Apple Pie Herbal Tea
Ever heard of liquid dessert? No? Get ready to try it and surprise yourself! The Apple Pie Herbal Tea only uses the Rooibos Tea as the base. Since it is caffeine-free, it can be consumed by children as well. Rooibos Tea is graced with a natural sweet flavour and that is vital in this recipe. The tea brings in the sweetness and apples give it a slightly tangy twist both of which, make this blend simple lip-smacking!
1. Rooibos Tea: 2 teaspoons
2. Dried Apple: 1-2 teaspoons
3. Cinnamon Stick: 1 inch
4. Vanilla Pod: ½ inch
Once your blend is ready, you can top it off with a few drops of some white chocolate syrup for a creamier texture.
Chamomile Herbal Tea Blend
The Chamomile Herbal Tea Blend is a caffeine-free blend that comprises of some really nutritious and healthy ingredients. The key ingredient, Chamomile, has a calming effect on the body and it relaxes the mind thus, giving you a goodnight’s sleep. It aids in digestion and tastes best when hot.
• Dried Chamomile: 2 spoons
Chamomile Tea: 2 spoons (the use of this ingredient will add some caffeine content to your tea blend)
• Dried Licorice Root: ½ teaspoon
• Dried Ginger Root: 1 teaspoon
Use valerian root instead of ginger for quality sleep. We would suggest this at the end of a stressful week. *wink*
Revitalizing Hibiscus Tea Blend
This tea blend using Hibiscus will definitely refresh your senses. Tangy and fresh taste notes will satisfy your taste buds to the fullest. It is a popular herbal blend and tastes best when served hot as well as cold.
• Dried Hibiscus: 2 spoons
Hibiscus Tea: 2 spoons (the use of this ingredient will add some caffeine content to your tea blend)
• Mint Leaves: 1 teaspoon
• Lemongrass: 1 teaspoon
Herbal Chocolate Tea Blend
Consuming chocolate in a healthy way has always been a dream for chocolate and fitness lovers and this blend just manages to give us the best of both the worlds. Goes without saying, the key ingredient in this one is chocolate. It would be best and convenient if you can manage to use chocolate syrup.
• Chocolate syrup: 1 teaspoon
• Yunnan Black Tea: 2 teaspoons (will give you a stronger flavour and add caffeine to the blend)
• Vanilla Pod: ½ to 1 inch
• Cocoa Shells: ½ teaspoons
Use Rooibos Tea instead of Yunnan Black Tea if you desire a lighter tea and want your blend to be caffeine-free.
Disclaimer: Before you use any of the above-mentioned recipes, please check and confirm whether it suits you. There is a possibility that you might be allergic to the consumption of some ingredients. If you experience any allergies after you’ve consumed any of these tea blends, kindly seek medical attention immediately.
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