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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Stovetop Hot Chocolate

My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it to the lounge during a long winter to warm their spirits! This economical recipe could easily be warmed and served in a slow cooker. Flavor extracts could be added to the hot chocolate, too. —Mary Nine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Cherry Limeade Sweet Tea

Sweet tea and cherry limeade are two of my favorite summer libations, so I decided to combine them—the results are...


Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This tea has the perfect...


Spiced Cranberry Glogg

Years ago, a friend of mine shared her easy recipe for glogg. Simmered on the stove, it'll warm up everyone...


Peach Citrus Iced Tea

My husband and I are peach tea fans, but couldn’t find a decaffeinated version. After experimenting, I came up with...

Delightful Apple-Pineapple Drink

Chase winter doldrums and chills with this warm and tangy fruit drink that will appeal to both kids and adults....


Merry Mulled Cider

When our children were younger, I always made warm cider for Christmas Eve. This herbal version was a favorite. The...

Cider Wassail Punch

Cinnamon, cloves, apple cider and cranberry juice blend together to create a wonderful drink with an aroma to match. If...


California Wassail

Here’s a healthy and delicious warm punch that’s a cozy way to welcome family and friends in from the cold...


Spiced Apple Tea

“I love to try new recipes for my husband and our friends. This spiced tea is one of our favorites....


Holiday Wassail Punch

This festive and fruity punch is made with five kinds of juices plus cinnamon and allspice for a unique, well-balanced...

Spiced Apple Cider

When the temperature drops outside, I like to warm up family and friends with steaming mugs of simple spiced cider....


Lemon Spiced Tea

Cinnamon and honey really perk up the flavor of basic lemon tea. Add a splash of lemon extract to take...


Spiced Cider Bundles

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


Agua de Jamaica

This agua de Jamaica recipe features an iced tea made from hibiscus—tart and deep red like cranberry juice. Add rum...


Pineapple-Orange Spiced Tea

The sweet aroma of this tea wafting from a slow cooker warms the dreariest day. My daughter served it for...

Apricot-Apple Cider

Dried apricots give this comforting cider a marvelous twist. Add cranberries, cinnamon, allspice and cloves for the perfect hot drink...


Hot Cranberry Tea

Cinnamon-infused cranberries combine with orange and lemon juices for a not-too-sweet beverage. The crimson color is perfect for the holiday...


Orange Spiced Tea

This sweet steeped beverage is the perfect complement to the Currant Jelly Scones and Spiced Spritz Cookies. If you like...


Autumn Tea

I've been serving beverages made with various flavors of tea at gatherings, and people are always surprised by the results....


Refreshing Citrus Iced Tea

I found this refreshing iced tea recipe in a 1932 women's magazine that my grandmother had. The lime adds a...


Ginger Ale Almond Tea

Don't be surprised if guests propose a toast to the ice tea at your next summer party! Susan Wilson of...


Ginger Iced Tea

Here's a refreshing beverage that goes with any meal. Carbonated ginger ale makes it a wonderful alternative to ordinary iced...


Harvest Apple Cider

I simmer this comforting cider in my slow cooker every fall. —Lesley Geisel, Severna Park, Maryland

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Honey-Citrus Iced Tea

A frozen orange or lemon slice in the glass looks pretty and helps keep this refreshing punch nice and cold....


Hot Cran-Apple Cider

This sparkly refreshing fruit drink is part of every holiday occasion I host. A tangy twist on plain apple cider,...


Almond Tea

Almond extract gives this drink a tasty twist. Serve cupfuls of almond tea alongside an Asian-theme meal or with an...


Hot Apple Pineapple Cider

A hot beverage like this is savored here when chilly weather returns after summer. The clove-studded orange slices are so...


Citrus Iced Tea with Mint

"I think I have finally hit on a recipe for iced tea that doesn't have that artificial sweetener aftertaste," notes...


Cran-Raspberry Iced Tea

The fruity flavor of this refreshing ruby-red beverage from our Test Kitchen has just the right touch of sweetness. It's...