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...


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...

Autumn Tea

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


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 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...

Mexican Hot Cocoa

—Stella Gilbertson, Northfield, Minnesota


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...


Sweet Spiced Tea

Welcome guests in from the cold at Christmas with this honey-laden hot tea from our Test Kitchen. If you don't...


Crowd-Pleasing Cocoa

You'll warm many hearts with this rich, satisfying cocoa. It's the perfect beverage to serve after an ice-skating outing or...


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...


Festive Cranberry Drink

Warm or cold? Take your choice of how to serve this colorful autumn beverage. It’s such a pretty color, and...


Apple Cherry Punch

Try this cheery red punch in fall or for a festive, fruity touch that brightens the holidays and fills the...

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Simple Hot Spiced Punch

Warm spirits on cold winter mornings (or nights) with this cheery hot punch from Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana. Candy red-hots...


Spiced Green Tea

"It's fun to cozy up to the campfire with a mug of this tangy tea," says Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota....


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...


Instant Spiced Tea

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


Apple Citrus Cider

Patricia Aurand of Findlay, Ohio shares her warm, comforting cider with a twist of pineapple and citrus that's just perfect...


Citrus Cranberry Tea

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