Drinks

Christmas Tea (vegan| gluten-free | fat-free)

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As I drink my Christmas tea and write this article the song ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ is echoing throughout my flat on full blast via my crappy bluetooth speaker, but no matter how terrible the sound quality, it couldn’t feel more like Christmas!

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This tea has it all, sweet cinnamon, warmth from the cloves, zesty input from the oranges and the ‘tea-ness’ from my favourite variety of black tea, the distinctive Lady Grey herself. And since it’s Christmas tea, which only comes once a year after all, it has to be sweet so I’ve plopped in some sugar.

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To put together, this is no challenge at all, well unless you’re incapable of brewing a cuppa (sort it out!).

Serving size:

Makes 1 pot

Ingredients:

  • 2 large oranges sliced
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 750ml water
  • 1 teabag lady grey
  • sugar/sweetener  to taste

Method:

  1. Heat the water, but do not boil.
  2. Pour into a teapot with all ingredients and allow to infuse for at least 5 minutes.

Enjoy with a slice of cake and some Christmas tunes.

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