How to Make Infused Tea
Drinking tea is one of the best ways to relax, feel refreshed, and even improve your health. Tea can be enjoyed both hot or cold, with or without added ingredients. One of the best ways to enjoy tea is to infuse it. Here are some simple steps to make a flavorful and healthy infused tea:
1. Choose Your Tea Base
You can start with any type of tea like green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, herbal tea, or rooibos tea. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can choose the tea that has the lowest amount of caffeine or the most antioxidants.
2. Infuse the Tea
Once you’ve chosen your tea base, you can start to add extra elements like spices, fruits, ginger, or even different types of herbs. You can add whatever your taste buds desire.
To infuse, you will need a teapot, tea kettle, teacup, mug, or any container of your choice. Fill the container with boiling water and let the tea steep for 4-5 minutes. If you’re adding additional elements to your tea you can let it steep for even longer.
3. Add sweetener and dairy (optional)
If you like your tea with a touch of sweetness, you can add honey, sugar, or stevia. For a more creamy, comforting cup of tea, you can add some milk, cream, or even non-dairy milk.
4. Enjoy Your Infused Tea
That’s all there is to it! Your infused tea is ready to drink and savor. Experiment with different ingredients and create your own signature tea blend.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Mint and lime tea – a simple and uplifting blend
- Cinnamon and orange – a spicy and fruity combination
- Rosemary and lemon – a healing, detoxifying blend
- Ginger and honey – an energizing and comforting blend
Infused teas are a great way to add variety to your tea drinking routine. Don’t be afraid to explore different combinations and find the perfect blend for you.