Hot Tea Recipes

Warm your bones with a cuppa! Any of these hot tea recipes, including spice tea and herbal tea recipes, are sure to do the trick.

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Holiday Hot Drink Mix

This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold wintry days. Using strawberry drink mix instead of chocolate makes it fun for kids of all ages. For gifts, put it in a pretty jar and attach directions to fix one serving.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Minty Cocoa Mix

Instead of stirring hot chocolate with a candy cane, our home economists add crushed candies right to the mix. It's...


Spiced Cider Bundles

I like to enhance the naturally good taste of hot apple cider with a bundle filled with cloves, allspice, dried...


Hot Buttered Cider Mix

Put the butter base for this beverage in a decorative jar and attach a copy of the recipe for a...


Hot Drink Mix

"This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold wintry days," says Nancy Zimmerman from Cape May...

Russian Tea

Friends will appreciate your thoughtfulness every time they sip this tasty tea. Red-hots add a spicy seasonal touch to this...


Deluxe Spiced Tea Mix

During the holiday season, a jar of this spicy-sweet tea mix always goes over well. A steaming mug is a...

Instant Spiced Tea

For a fun holiday hostess gift, pour this festive blend into a decorated 12-ounce jelly jar. The recipe, from field...


Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix

Cute ice cream cone shaped packages of this flavored coffee mix are sure to delight friends and family. “I wanted...


Creamy Coffee Mix

A hint of cinnamon and a little sugar dress up instant coffee granules in this easy blend shared by Jane...


Homemade Coffee Mix

Starting with a basic recipe, I created several varieties of creamy coffee drinks. They're great to offer at a get-together...

Coffee Vienna

Don't buy those expensive tins of flavored coffee when it's so easy and inexpensive to make your own. This mix...


Special Hot Chocolate Treats

Dropping a whipped cream-filled chocolate cup into hot chocolate makes for an extra-special beverage. I make the chocolate cups ahead,...


Chocolate Cherry Cappuccino

I wanted something that both coffee and non-coffee drinkers would enjoy, so I added cherry flavoring to a cappuccino mix....


Sugar-Free Cocoa Mix with Cinnamon

Here's a delicious winter warmer-upper featuring a tasty blend of cinnamon and cocoa. Louise Clough of West Fork, Arkansas shared...


Hot Raspberry-Lemonade Drink Mix

To accompany the warm wishes you send in a gift basket, include this fruity blend from CT's cooks. The combination...

Spiced Tea Mix

For years, our family has relied on this homespun mix to make hot spiced tea and a heartwarming punch. My...


Almond Coffee Creamer

This tasty creamer has just four simple ingredients— but its spicy almond flavor is so rich and soothing, friends will...


Easy Hot Chocolate Mix

I bring this mix along when we travel to enjoy as a bedtime snack in our hotel room. It has...


Hot Spiced Beverage

The tea lover on your Christmas list will delight in this sweet citrus beverage Ozela Haynes of Emerson, Arkansas shares....


Christmas Spice Mix

Wonderfully versatile, this gift is seasoned for both sipping and sniffing. When mixed with fruit juices, it's a delicious winter...


Mocha Coffee Mix

Whether I use regular or decaf crystals, everyone I know gives this creamy coffee-and-chocolate blend rave reviews. It's easy to...


Vanilla-Almond Coffee

This recipe is perfect for any coffee lover. Instead of buying flavored coffees, I make my own using flavored extracts...


Instant Latte Mix

Do you have to buy a gift for a coffee drinker? This mix is a fantastic, frugal substitution to coffee...

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Holiday Hot Chocolate Mix

This is the recipe I make for holiday gifts. I put it in decorative jars and tie pretty ribbons around...


Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix

We make batches of this minty, malted milk-flavored hot chocolate to give as gifts. Be prepared—friends will return the jars...


Mexican Mocha Mix

This mix of coffee and cocoa is a wonderful alternative to traditional hot chocolate. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts



Spiced Chai Mix

One Christmas, my sister-in-law mixed up this drink for our family gathering. I asked for the recipe and have been...


Minty Hot Chocolate

This hot chocolate mix features a tasty blend of mint and malt. We enjoy some each holiday season—especially after an...