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Hot Tea Recipes for Fall and Winter

Updated on May 23, 2016
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Hot Tea Anyone?

I really love discovering new hot tea recipes! Not only is hot tea good for our health, hot tea recipes are often simply delicious.

January is National Hot Tea Month and there couldn't possibly be a better month to celebrate hot tea! After all, January is a very cold month and we are constantly looking for something to warm us up inside and out.

Even though we celebrate Hot Tea Month in January, most of us drink hot tea year round. There are many great hot tea recipes and it is often hard to choose a favorite hot tea, so we simply must sample them all!

Hot tea is especially delicious when shared and served from a favorite teapot or mug.

For your convenience, all teapots and featured items in this article are linked for purchase!

Choosing the Right Hot Tea Recipe

What is the Difference in Teas?

Green, Black, and Oolong tea are all made from the same tea leaves. It is the actual processing of the tea leaves that makes the difference.

Green teas ~ The leaves are steamed before they start to ferment. Tea leaves are not allowed to ferment for Green teas.

Black teas ~ The leaves are fermented for a limited time and then heated to stop further fermentation.

Oolong teas ~ The leaves are partially fermented.

Herbal teas ~ Not actually made from tea leaves.

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Herbal Tea

Herbal teas are not made from tea leaves. They are drinks created with flower leaves, peels, spices and/or herbs.

Make Your Own Herbal Tea ~ From the National Gardening Association: Herbal Tea Recipes

Or Straight from the Farm: Herbal Tea Recipes

Black Tea

According to the Tea Association of the United States, "recent research findings have reported that drinking black tea may improve the body's defenses and quicken the response to bacteria and viruses."

This is just awesome news and an excellent reason to raise our tea cups and toast tea!

Green Tea

Green tea is considered to be healthiest tea. It is lower in caffeine and contains antioxidants that promote better health. Some studies show that it may even help prevent cancer, heart disease and tooth decay. Green tea also helps to increase your metabolism, which can result in slight weight loss and it helps lower cholesterol.

For more health information, see: Green Tea Health Benefits


Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea is often referred to as the "weight loss tea" and it seems it is more effective than green tea in aiding weight loss. Some report that it aids in the relief of eczema, diabetes and allergies.


Christmas is Really Not Over in January :) - Some of our guests could not be here on Christmas, so we are still celebrating, chatting, sipping tea and visiting

Have a Spooky Time with Tea! - When October rolls around I will be thinking Halloween! These Tea Recipes would be great for October.


More Beautiful Teapots

Click on Either of These Featured Teapots to See a Selection of Teapots in Style or Design.

Elephant Teapots, Cast Iron Teapots, Dragon Teapots, Rabbit Teapots, Alice in Wonderland Teapots, Flowering Teapots, Romero Britto Teapots, Stacked Teapots, or Bird Teapots

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I love tea all year round! One of my favourite herbal teas is fresh lemon slicesmwith a cube or two of fresh ginger. It's so refreshing. I adore the royal Albert teacups you featured on this lens too :) beautiful!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I know it's spring, but I love hot tea anytime of the year. There are so many new recipes here that would go over big at a party or banquet. Sharing this with my family - great tea lovers as well.

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      fascinating post!

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      TapIn2U 4 years ago

      I love chamomile and peppermint tea! Thanks for recipes. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Meyani 4 years ago

      nice tea....

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      I have taken to a nice cup of tea instead of coffee in the mornings, complete with a kitty on my lap (she's a long haired cat, so she keeps a lap quite warm!).

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Have you tried a tea called Joy from Starbucks? I know SB is super expensive but it's a lovely tea. Great lens

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      Well, as a drinker of tea, this lens makes me aware that there is more out there than what I've been drinking... :) Great lens!!

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      teaperspective 4 years ago

      I love drinking teas that are appropriate for the season, also the feasting chipmunk cup featured at the bottom is SO cute - I need one! lol!

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      mattwebber 4 years ago

      I like tea. But till now I've been more standard guy who was making standard tea. Thanks to this lens I must try harder and try to get better tea. Thank you.

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      Joan4 4 years ago

      I do enjoy oolong and I need to get that habit going again!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a well done lens. I need to lessen my coffee consumption, so I thought I'd give some different tea recipes a try.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      A lovely teapot enhances the tea drinking experience:)

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      smile-of-fortune 4 years ago

      I am a tea-lover, so really love this page.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Wow what a wonderful collection of recipes! I admit I often get teas mixed but this is tempting too. I've invented some strange combos by forgetting to remove an old tea bag or two, LOL! Blessed!

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      MarcellaCarlton 4 years ago

      I love tea and I love your lenses on teas and teapots. These are fantastic teas for the chilly weather.

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      PuttinUpWithSuzy 4 years ago

      I can't wait to try some of those tea recipes! Lots to choose from. Thanks.

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      JoyfulPamela2 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Came back to find some new recipes to try for the cold winter! :)

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      you can't beat a nice cup of tea! wonderful lens!

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      I love hot tea, especially green tea!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Can't wait to try some new tea recipes. As chilly as it is this frosty winter evening, you have inspired me to brew up some hot chai. Love everything you have featured here. Thanks!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Thanks for all and i like the teapots, very beautiful.

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      MrsNagrom 4 years ago

      Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for posting this! I'm excited to try new flavors!

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      pumpum 4 years ago

      What a lovely lens. Great work.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      Recently quit drinking coffee and just love tea. Have several cups a day and the designs here would encourage me to drink more of it.LOL Lovely lens.

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      FashionAndrea 4 years ago

      I'm a tea kind of person. Thanks for the recipes.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I'm having a nice cup of tea right now. Excellent lens.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I am enjoying a pot of Rooibus tea right now. I always like to try new flavours.

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      Totus Mundus 4 years ago

      I love chai teas, drink it most days, along with Assam. Lovely.

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      healthimage 4 years ago

      Love hot tea on a cold day - green tea is my favorite for so many reasons.

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      LaurenIM 4 years ago

      I drink a lot of tea and don't know a thing about them except what looks good on the outside so learning from this lens was most valuable for me, even just the basics of the how the teas differ!

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      I love tea, especially when its cold.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I love tea. Especially black tea. In China they call it Red Tea. The leaves may be black, but the tea is usually reddish color. that's why.

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      The Squid Angel Fall Bus just kept nicely warm sharing all this tea!

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      caketech 5 years ago

      These are great recipes for the cooler weather that is on it's way! Enjoy a Squid Angel blessing with a nice cup of hot tea! :)

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      Good information on this lens. I like taking tea especially green tea.

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      Craftymoose 5 years ago

      This is an interesting lens. I am a total tee drinker & totally enjoyed it. The recipes will be fun to browse & try. Thanks for sharing all this info.

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      writywrite 5 years ago

      i love tea it's my favorite love this lens well done

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just learned that green, black and oolong leaves come from the same tea leaves only are handled differently for such an amazing difference in taste experience. I haven't experimented with tea recipes for too long a time, used to enjoy doing that but now settle for the bags and particularly like an herbal one called Calm by Tazo. YOu have such great research information here that many would appreciate knowing, especially that oolong tea is more effective at helping with weight loss than green tea and that it can relieve symptoms of eczema, diabetes and that's my cup of tea!

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      Thanks for the great info!

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Love a good cuppa tea, Love the lens!

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I drink tea faithfully everyday, so I will enjoy trying new types and recipes with them. It would be so much fun to sit down and have a fun "tea party" with all my dear Squid friends like you! =D

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      AceofHearts 5 years ago

      I love your tea lens and several other great lens you have published. I appreciate all the efforts you have put into squidoo. I am definitely a fan!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I bought a box of Stash Moroccan Mint back from Florida last summer, and it's so good. I just can't get it in the UK, I tried everywhere online, and other brands I have tried just don't compare. I will bring a lot more back in July for sure. I never used to drink tea, but now I love a lot of herbal teas. Excellent recipes and ideas, I will have to try some.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      I'm addicted to drinking hot tea everyday! Thanks for sharing these recipes. I really like your lens!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I love all kinds of teas!!! Blessed!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I love hot tea, especially green tea! =)

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      heehaw lm 5 years ago

      i love the tea mugs and tea pots. great lens.

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      buttonhead lm 5 years ago

      I love hot tea! I drink it every day. Lots of great recipes here to 'spice' things up. Thanks!

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      Adrijan 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      CircusRunaway 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this lens!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I just gave up coffee and have transitioned to teas ... so I am learning which teas I like best.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I love a cup of hot tea, preferably with milk and sugar...

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      MamaRuth 5 years ago

      Nice lens! I love hot tea although I am pretty basic about it. I usually prefer either an English breakfast tea or Lady Grey (a Twinings product...I don't know if other companies make it or not). I love to make a cup (or a pot) and sit and read. Hmm...I think I'll do that right now!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Super lens. Myself, I like Green tea, nothing added.

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      CarlittoDunaway 5 years ago

      Usually I prefer coffee but I love tea as well :)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I'm working on one about January being hot tea month as well, as a present for my sister who just loves hot tea - especially Typhoo.

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      hirephp lm 5 years ago

      nice one good lens

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      ifuturz 5 years ago

      really looking great

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      viewing your lens, it was relaxing which is what tea does to me, nicely done, I liked this squirrel tea pot just above a lot!

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      DesignedbyLisa LM 5 years ago

      Those look like great recipes. Thanks for featuring my spooky tea pot!

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      Those teapots are so cute. I have tried to drink hot tea...but I am a iced-tea drinker to the core.

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Great resources and beautiful featured products on this lens about hot tea. I feel warm and cozy just reading it!

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      seashell2 5 years ago

      Awesome designs, thank you for featuring my 'gingerbread men' teapot! I like your tea suggestions too! :-)

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      Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

      Oh I do, no day is complete without a mug of hot tea. And how much nicer in one of these delightful teapots! You have some tea recipe ideas that I am simply going to have to try.