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

Slow-Cooked Chai Tea

A friend of my mother's brought chai tea to her house. She told us in India it is served every...


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...


California Wassail

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


Hot Cocoa for a Crowd

This is a simple, delicious and comforting hot cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. It has just the right amount...

Holiday Hot Drink Mix

This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold wintry days. Using strawberry drink mix instead of...


Holiday Wassail Punch

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

Minty Cocoa Mix

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


Pineapple-Orange Spiced Tea

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


Hot Buttered Cider Mix

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


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...


Iced Honeydew Mint Tea

I grow mint in the garden on my balcony. For this tea, I blend two of my favorite beverages—Moroccan mint...


Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Vanilla beans and a hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico lend a sophisticated flavor to this hot chocolate. With such rich taste,...


Lemony Pineapple Iced Tea

I like to garnish this iced tea with some of our sweet Hawaiian pineapple. —Beverly Toomey, Honolulu, Hawaii


Spiced Citrus Cider

What could be better than sipping a tangy cup of this hot cider on a cold winter day? It sure...

Citrus Cranberry Tea

Field editor Pat Habiger of Spearvile, Kansas stirs up holiday spirit with this hot brew that's full of tangy fruit...


Warm Spiced Citrus Punch

I serve this drink every year during the holidays. It’s one of my most requested recipes. It can be doubled...


Mint Tea Punch

This pretty punch prepared with green tea has a hint of mint, making it the highlight of any spring meal.


Coffee Vienna

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


Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix

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


Hot Cider

I dress up apple cider using lemonade, orange juice, honey and spices for a new version of a classic
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Hot Spiced Tea

This tea we serve is delightful. Everyone enjoys its spicy cranberry flavor and wonderful aroma!—Linda Ault, Newberry, Indiana


Autumn Tea

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

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Citrus Tea Punch

I have been making this punch for over 40 years; my mother made it before I did. As soon as...


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Instant Spiced Tea Mix

Perfect for a gift or to keep on hand when friends stop by, this versatile mix can be served hot...


Wintry Hot Cocoa Mix

"I first tasted this warming beverage on a camping trip in the mountains," recalls Ruby Gibson of Newton, North Carolina....


Ginger Iced Tea

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


Spiced Ginger Coffee

Our Test Kitchen shows how you can enjoy the flavor of gingerbread around the clock with this unique coffee recipe!


Hot Spiced Punch

My favorite punches, hot or cold, are the ones made with pineapple juice. Its flavor definitely comes through. This punch...