This Citrus Tea Collection suggests 5 delicious ways to enjoy a cup of soul-warming tea on a cold winter day.
Hello everyone. I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. If you missed my previous post, you’re not aware I’ve had an extended weekend as I had an extra day off on Friday. Since last Monday was a statuary holiday here, there’s some simple math: over the course of 9 days, I only worked 3 days. How cool is that?
Also, even though it’s still a month until (official) spring, I can already feel spring in the air! Another exciting part is that daylight has become significantly longer now. Have you noticed that? That’s the best part after all! However, march could be rather tricky (Well, last year we had frost in June), so it’s too early to give up on all the comfort and soul-warming food and drinks.
My latest interest is developing recipe collections of drinks like this Christmas Tea Collection and this Mulled Wine. And here we go again – winter with its abundance of citrus fruit has inspired me for this Citrus Tea Collection. And I am not going to stop – there would be another hearty drink collection soon. I do love the concept of recipe collections because you can join ideas which you can hardly consider a recipe in one post. Smart, right? :)
There are no strict rules here. You just take whatever citrus fruit you like and jazz it up with spices and herbs. Love a refreshing delightful flavour? Try Blood Orange Thyme Tea. Love a pleasant bitter aftertaste? Grapefruit Tea with Pink Peppercorn and Thyme will do. Looking for a boozy drink? Spiced Orange Whisky Tea is your answer. Craving something sweet and delicate? Try Tangerine Thyme Cardamom Tea! And of course, as a prominent lavender lover, I couldn’t ignore lavender tea! Hint: when peeling citrus fruit, don’t throw away its zest. Keep it refrigerated until enough peel is accumulated then slice it and dry in the oven at about 130 degrees C for about 30-40 minutes. That’s a delicious addition to your tea!
There’s only one rule – follow your intuition by playing with various combinations and adjusting flavours to your liking. Bonus: a delicious and cheap treat for a cold time packed with vitamin C.
Hi – I’m Ben, a blogger, recipe developer, and food photographer. I’m glad you’re here! I hope you will enjoy hundreds of delicious recipes and a pinch of havoc in the kitchen.