If you do not like buying expensive fruit tea blends at any local store, maybe it’s time to make your own tea blends at the comfort of your own home. Based on the ingredients you will need, the process may vary from easy to a bit complex. What’s more is that you can modify the ingredients to suit your own preference or health requirements. In this article, we have compiled a few homemade fruit tea for your gift giving needs or to stock up your cupboard.
Let’s begin by identifying the recipes you can use for your recipes:
The Tea Plant
From black tea, green tea, rooibos tea, to white tea, all of these come from the same plant called the Camellia sinensis. It is managed differently to get the diverse taste and types of the drink. The type could also be associated according to the location where the plant has been grown and when they were collected. It all plays a role in their quality as well as taste.
There is no doubt that tea is one of the most popular beverages in the planet. From the process of harvesting to making the tea itself has evolved over the years. In addition to being an amazing thirst quencher on a summer day, tea has many health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants like catechins, making it a perfect drink for health fanatics. There are also researches that show that this drink can improve metabolic processes to support weight loss, decrease cancer risks, and even improve heart health. Here is a list of popular fruit blend tea you might want to try:
Rooibos tea came from a plant grown in South Africa. This tea is aromatic, sweet, and most important all caffeine free. It has fifty times more antioxidants than green tea. These antioxidants are popular in its ability to prevent free radicals from damaging cells as well as causing cancer. Red tea has low tannins, rich in Vitamin C, and can cure digestive problems.
Green tea is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, that’s why it is one of the healthiest drinks on earth. It also brings positive effect on the body like weight loss,
Improved brain function, lower risks of cancer and more incredible benefits. Another powerful compounds available in green tea are the Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant which has been known to cure different diseases. EGCG is also a part of the reasons why green tea has dominant medicinal properties.
The health benefits of this tea also include reduced cancer risks, reduced cardiovascular disorder, and improved oral health. Since it also contains antioxidant as well as anti-aging properties, drinking white tea helps in maintaining good health and healthy skin.
Here are several recipes you can use to create homemade teas:
Iced Tea Vodka
2 tablespoons organic sugar
1 mason jar
1 cup organic of vodka
2 bags of any tea types you prefer
Mix the vodka, tea, and sugar in a mason jar. Once done, mix up to dissolve the sugar. Steep the mixture for about four hours. And then, strain into a mason jar and serve.
Coconut Chai Spritzer
1 cup of mineral water
3 -4 drops of Stevia
1 cup of Coconut Chia Tea
Pour a tea into a mason jar and then add in the water. Next, add stevia to taste. Pour over some ice and then serve to enjoy.
Red Chai Tea
1 Tablespoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
¼ cup loose Rooibos tea
1 Tablespoon cardamom seeds
1 Tablespoon fennel seed
2 cinnamon sticks
3 whole star anise
6 cups filtered water
1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
Soymilk or coconut milk to taste
Honey or sugar (optional)
Combine cardamom, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, fennel, and cloves in a large saucepan. Heat the pan over medium-low or until spices are toasted. Add
ginger and about six cups water to stockpot. Boil and then add red tea. Once boiling, turn off the heat, and let the tea steep for about five to 7 minutes. Pour the tea into mugs and serve.