Last week I gushed on and on about my electric tea pot. (I still love it, BTW).
What might possibly be better than my teapot is all the hot drink goodness I can make with it.
I love hot drinks. Teas, cocoas, chais, ciders ... I love them.
I love the way a hot drink warms you from your hands to your tummy.
I love the way steam rising from a hot drink opens your sinus.
I love the way a hot drink feels like a hug on the inside.
I love hot drinks.
When it comes to tea, I must admit that I don't love white and green teas. Black and red teas--delish! I especially love Red Rose black tea with cream and sugar and the HELLO! wake-me-up taste of Good Earth's Sweet and Spicy herbal tea.
When it comes to chai I must confess that I'm not a powdered chai fan. Instead I prefer Stash chai (with half-n-half) and Third Street chai mix.
And for cocoa, it's pretty hard to beat this!
Reagan's Cocoa Recipe
2 c. shifted powdered sugar
2 c. dry milk
1 (8oz) jar non-dairy creamer
2 c. Nesquick
Mix everything in a large bowl and store in a plastic container in dry area. To make, mix 1/4-1/3 c. to 6-8oz of hot water. Enjoy!
Finally, I love to make a spiced tea. The whole house smells divine and certain people swear this recipe cures the common cold. For some reason the smell of cloves and oranges will always remind me of my childhood home around Christmas time.
Wintertime Spice Tea
1. c dried lemonade
1 c. Tang
1/2 c. instant tea mix
1/2 t. cinnamom
1/2 t. ground cloves
Mix and store in a cool, dry spot. To make, add 2-3 heaping tablespoons (to taste) to 6-8 oz of hot water.
P.S. Both of these recipes can be made in bulk, put into cute jars and given as inexpensive but tasty gifts for your neighbors!
What hot drink do you love?
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