We still have enough winter left to enjoy sitting down with a cup of hot tea. Here is a tea recipe you might try if you have some red hot candies you got on sale after Valentine’s Day.
Red Hot Tea
4 tsp. loose leaf black tea (or 4 tea bags)
32 red hot cinnamon candies
4 5-inch long cinnamon sticks, broken into 4 pieces
3 cups water, boiled
2 orange slices, halved for garnish
Place first 3 ingredients in a 1 qt. warmed tea pot.* Add water and let steep 3 minutes. Add half an orange slice to each cup and pour strained tea into each cup.
*A warmed pot is good because it helps keeps the tea warm longer.
I love tea cozies because they really help to keep your tea nice and hot. Even if you don’t have a cozy, try setting a saucer on top of your cup of hot tea or folding a tea towel in half and wrapping it around your pot. Either one of these things help keep your tea nice and warm.
For you coffee drinkers: If I set my cup of coffee down to go in the other room for something, I will drop my tea cozy on top of it or set a saucer on it to keep it warmer for the couple of minutes I am away from it.
Photo by: cocreatr