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Winter Tea Recipes

Chamomile tea with honey and lemon is one warm drink you may want to try, especially when you’ve had a stressful day. As well as having antioxidants, chamomile tea has been shown to calm the nerves. It also provides other health benefits including increased glycine which may be helpful for women during early pregnancy. Another benefit is that it helps lower hippurate in your digestive system due to the antimicrobial properties of the tea.

This tea can be made with pre-made tea bags or you can use one teaspoon of chamomile flowers. Bring a little more than one cup of water to boil and then add the flowers to it. Put a lid on the pan for about 30 seconds or so. Remove the pan from the heat and let the tea steep for at least one minute. Add lemon juice and honey to taste. Then sit back and enjoy.

You may like something spicy when it comes to tea. You can make a cup of spicy chai to warm you up. Items you’ll need on hand include:

* 24 ounces water
* Tea (loose Darjeeling is a favorite but you may use any type of tea bag)
* Tea pot and strainer
* Milk
* Sugar or honey
* Spices such as cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla bean, cloves, black peppercorns, anise, all spice, bay leaves, almond or nutmeg

Bring 24 ounces of water to a boil in a pot. Turn down the heat and place the tea into the water to steep for five minutes. Add the solid spices but be sure to test the tea to ensure the tea isn’t too strong. Stir the tea and put a lid on the pot. Leave the tea on low heat for about 15 minutes. Strain the tea and then add sugar or honey, and milk to taste.

Fruity green tea may give you the benefit of the fruity flavors of summer while having the health benefits of hot green tea. Bring water to the boil and remove from the heat. Add a green tea bag and whatever fruit juice you prefer to the water. Allow the tea and juice to steep for 8 to 15 minutes, depending upon how strong you like your tea. Pour the tea into a cup and add sweetener to taste.

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