This Christmas Morning Tea blend is easy to create and makes a wonderful little gift to share with everyone on your list during the holidays.
I always like the idea of a Christmas tea. Back in the day when my sister and I ran an herbal gift shop one of the things we sold was tea. I remember one called Christmas Eve tea. It was a tasty herbal blend.
This year I came up with my own blend. This is a Christmas Morning Tea with black tea as the base, because many of us may need a little pick me up the morning after Christmas Eve.
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Christmas Morning Tea Blend Ingredients
- In addition to the black tea (orange pekoe), I added hibiscus flowers for their tart flavor and beautiful red color.
- Next comes peppermint. Peppermint is said to be good for digestion and adds a brightness to the tea.
- For warmth, I've added cinnamon chips and whole cloves.
- Last but not least is orange peel chips. They add a very subtle citrus note and a bright color to the blend.
Mix the ingredients in a large bowl and divvy out into individual bags or air-tight containers.
I found these great looking kraft bags online that stand up on their own. There's a nice window showing the tea blend and plenty of space for a label. This is the 4 x 6-inch bag that holds about 3/4 cup or 12 teaspoons of this particular tea blend. It also comes in bigger sizes if you want to give a larger amount of tea.
Feel free to print out this label for your own bags. Right-click and save the image above to your computer. You can then upload the image to a word processor such as MSWord and use the label mailing function to print out labels. I used Avery 5360 labels for my bags.
You can also click on the image and it will open a pdf of a full page of labels, that you can cut out and glue to the package. Or, print them out on card stock, punch a hole in the corner and add them as tags.
How to Use Loose Tea
For those who are new to loose tea, you may want to add some tea filter bags to the gift
If you are having a Christmas party consider placing bags of the tea in a decorative container by the door so that everyone can grab one as they leave.
This Christmas Morning Tea has a nice flavor, fragrance, and beautiful red color. Perfect for the holidays and good enough for any morning.
Christmas Morning Tea Blend
- 1/2 pound of Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tea
- 2 cups hibiscus flowers
- 2 cups peppermint leaves
- 1 cup cinnamon chips
- 2 cups chopped orange peel
- 1/2 cup whole cloves
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
- Mix well
- Use 3/4 cup to fill bags.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.