A single whiff of nature’s most intoxicating perfume, tea recipes, is all the sensory seduction you will need. Serving tea to a friend is quite possibly the easiest entertainment option there is. All you need are a few essential ingredients to have a jolly good time!
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Tea Recipes: Nature’s Intoxicating Perfume
The intoxicating bouquet fragrance of tea is very soothing and refreshing to deeply inhale, and absolutely delicious to sip. The reward of tea is a fresh, clear-headed outlook and rejuvenated attitude toward the tasks at hand.
Tea is a thousand-year-old refreshment that for years has been known to renew energy and increase long-term health. It has less caffeine per cup than coffee, making it a healthier option all around. Tea promotes utter peace; absolute serenity requires a degree of ceremony.
“Tea is a journey into the intoxicating world of exotic scents. Discover formulas to help you sleep well or to boost your energy.”
Chilled Summer Teas
Summer’s perfect drink has, for generations, been a chilled tea. For best results for your iced tea, use whole-leaf loose tea and filtered water.
Boil cold water and put two teaspoons of tea into the teapot per person, for a strong brew. Pour in the boiling water and cover teapot; wait for at least five minutes. Fill three-fourths of a large glass tumbler with ice cubes. Pour tea from the teapot over the ice. Add sugar syrup and a slice of lemon to taste, or you can add a sprig of mint. Let the tea cool for a few minutes, then drink it straight or through a straw.
You can also make tea shakes—cool combinations of iced teas and fruit juices or fruit syrups, shaken until cold and frothy. Pour the finished product into a tall, cool glass and garnish with fresh fruit or mint leaves. For tea smoothies, combine fresh fruit, iced tea and ice cream in a blender until smooth and creamy.
- Spicy Intoxicating Tea Cooler
- Vanilla and Almond Tea Potion
Spicy Intoxicating Tea Cooler
Yields two servings.
This cranberry juice cocktail gives these party drinks bright color and tart flavor. Garnish with a twist of lime peel or a cocktail cherry if preferred.
- 2 cups WATER
- 1 medium CINNAMON STICK
- ¼ tablespoon WHOLE CLOVES
- 1 family-size TEA BAG
- 3 tablespoons BROWN SUGAR
- 8 ounces CRANBERRY JUICE COCKTAIL, chilled
In a saucepan, bring the water, cinnamon, and cloves to a boil. Cover and boil gently for five minutes. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Recover and brew for five minutes.
Remove the tea bags. Stir in the brown sugar and cranberry juice cocktail. Chill. Before serving, remove the whole spices and pour into ice-filled glasses. Embellish with orange slices.
Vanilla and Almond Tea Potion
Yields two servings.
This very mellow-tasting tea recipe features not just vanilla and almond, but lemon too. Be prepared to relax while drinking it.
- 2 individually WRAPPED TEA BAGS
- ¼ teaspoon LEMON ZEST
- ¼ cup GRANULATED SUGAR
- 1 tablespoon LEMON JUICE
- ½ teaspoon ALMOND EXTRACT
- ⅛ teaspoon VANILLA EXTRACT
- 2 cups WATER
Steep the tea and lemon zest together in boiling water for five minutes. Stir in the sugar, lemon juice, almond and vanilla flavorings. Serve hot.
Magical Quiet Time
A tea ceremony is an excellent opportunity to spend quiet time with someone. Tea service lasts one hour, making it a ceremony in Western society. Find a place of beauty and serenity where you can relax with a steaming cup of herbal tea, and you will discover that the world is a magical place.
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