exPress-o Originals: Winter Tea

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Have you ever made your own herbal or fruit tea? Recently Balazs and I were invited to our friend’s house for a casual dinner party. The wonderful surprise was that Tom welcomed everyone with a glass of homemade hot (since it’s super cold already) winter tea. It was such a wonderful gesture! It instantly made everybody feel at ease and since the mix itself smelled divine, it created a wonderful conversation starter.

Well, after the party was over I emailed him to ask for the recipe and I found out that it is actually a soothing mix of apples, lemon, ginger, dates and honey. It’s perfect as a winter drink and it’s great in fighting winter cold as well. Win-win!
 
Here is the full how to if you fancy trying it yourself or treating your guests to something delicious this festive season:
 
Pour 4.5 liters of water, 1 cup of sliced ginger, 1 cup of dried dates, 4 sliced apples in a large pot and let it simmer for 2 hours. Strain and serve hot, warm or on ice with a bit of honey for the sweetness and a slice of lemon for the extra vitamin kick. Ta dah!
 
P.S: Fancy more tea? How about geen sun tea, plus a few other of my favourite recipes. Dig in!
P.P.S: Oh, and let's not forget about the superfood mocktail!
 
Loves, would you try it? xo
 
(Thanks Tom. Recipe originally by Mrs. Ko. Photos by exPress-o. Layout by Ana Degenaar - Blog Milk for exPress-o. Thank you Ana for your help with this series).

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the color and I could have ginger with everything. Looks delish Diana. Cheers, Grace

katie said...

Mmm! This sounds delicious and I have most of the ingredients at home. I will definitely give this a try.

Melissa Blake said...

I've never liked tea...or coffee. Weird, I know. Maybe I should try them again? :)

McKenna Lou said...

I love love love tea!! It is seriously a staple food for me. I have at least two cups a day during the winter time. Herbal is my favorite because I try to stay away from too much caffeine and it has the extra benefit of tasting so delicious. I have never thought of making my own tea before. I will have to try this for my up and coming Christmas party. Maybe with cinnamon. apples and a few other ingredients? xx. McKenna Lou

Laura Bear said...

Mm that sounds fantastic! The ginger really sounds like a nice zippy addition.

Karena said...

Oh Yum I would love some winter tea this evening!

xoxo
Karena
2012 Artists Feature

Unknown said...

Sounds delicious!

xo Mary Jo

Michelle said...

sounds delicious!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

This sounds very delicious.

Felix Lee said...

I've never concocted my own tea. I prefer to buy it from one of the many tea shops around. But this sounds like something I should try because it sounds so good!

Rita said...

generally I don't drink hot beverages, but when the winter time comes I take out my biggest mugs and make tea with ginger, lemon, raspberry syrup. For that moment I can forget about time:)
hugs!
J

Diana Mieczan said...

I LOVE ginger lately as well, Grace!

Diana Mieczan said...

Fantastic, katie!

Diana Mieczan said...

You totally should, Melissa:) And McKenna Ryan, adding cinnamon and apples sounds perfect! Yum:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh yum, J! Raspberry syrup reminds me of childhood.

Kelly said...

I've been having a couple coughs lately, I think this may be just the trick!

Kait | keeping change said...

Tea in winter is just the greatest, I really can't think of anything more comforting. Thanks for the share!

Diana Mieczan said...

Kait, I totally agree. Tea and winter = perfect match:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally, Kelly:) Hope you'll feel better soon:)

Unknown said...

I was thinking of making this for a party, and maybe making it alcoholic... any suggestions on what alcohol I could add?

Unknown said...

So there's no actual tea in this tea? And is there something that might be substituted for figs? Raisins or currants, perhaps -- or cranberries!

Diana Mieczan said...

Evie, yes you can definitely substitute figs with raisins.

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