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3 homemade Christmas tea blends that make wonderful gifts

The Christmas tea blend can be made at home and will enchant you with its heavenly taste.

Sipping on these mind-body-warming Christmas tea blends is a delightful addition to any festive preparation, and the magical scent of cinnamon and cloves will envelop the whole house.

Many tea blends are available both in filters and in loose packages, but if you’re feeling a little creative, you can also make them at home by adding a few spices and dried fruit to the tea leaves.

Homemade Christmas tea blends

Christmas teas can be varied to your taste, and are even ideal as a gourmet gift: who wouldn’t love a fairytale experience of scent and flavor? You can’t go wrong with a few ideas, but the possibilities are really only limited by your imagination.

Christmas morning tea

Advent mornings are more intimate and cozier than usual: a delicious wake-up tea can make the start of the day even more special.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons black tea
  • 1 teaspoon hibiscus flowers
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint
  • ½ stick cinnamon, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried orange peels

Black tea will give you a caffeine boost to wake you up in the morning, the hibiscus will add a pleasantly tart taste and a reddish tinge, while the other ingredients will make the flavors more exciting – just mix them together and store in a tightly sealed metal box.

3 homemade Christmas tea blends that make wonderful gifts
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Winter spice tea blend

A warming, spicy winter tea blend that’s the most enjoyable when you get home at the end of each day.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 2 teaspoons cloves
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 small cinnamon stick, crushed

Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container to preserve the heavenly aromas and enjoy a cup of tea any time you need some warmth.

Vanilla fairy tale tea

Vanilla flavors create a fairy tale atmosphere during the festive preparations. The tea is guaranteed to improve your mood, especially if you add rose petals.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons rooibos tea leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried rose petals
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

With just four ingredients, you can make a wonderful tea blend: this reddish-rose tea is beautiful to look at, and it makes a great gift in a pretty glass container with a bow.

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