We all know that some things were just made for each other. Whether it’s cookies and cream, fish and chips, or a cup of tea and dunkable biscuit.
Delicious food combinations always seem to find their way to one another, like a magical romance. But here’s the thing, how did they originally find their way and how did you hear about them?
There has and will always be the daredevil that puts one thing with another to come up with food heaven but what about your cuppa?
How about a new partnership for your cup of tea? Are you brave enough to try it? We have 9 new ways to spice up your cuppa below. Which one will you try first?
9 Ways To Spice Up Your Cup of Tea:
A spot of Lemon
It is said that the Queen herself enjoys a spot of lemon tea. Such high praise for a humble brew. Not only does this cuppa taste refreshing and offer a little zing, but it also has many health benefits to go with it.
Lemon tea can help detoxify the body, give your digestion a helping hand, promote good heart health and enhance skin wellness.
To make yourself a cup of this citrusy brew you will need:
- Hot water from your Uccello Kettle
- Tea leaves
- A few thin lemon slices
Warm the cockles of your heart with Apple Cider
This one isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s like the marmite of tea, you either love it or hate it. Adding apple cider vinegar to your tea gives you several health benefits such as:
- Helping with weight loss
- Regulating your blood sugar levels
- Helps lower high cholesterol
- Improves digestion
- Helps strengthen your immune system
Here’s a recipe we liked, why not give it a try:
- 1 cup of warm water for your Uccello Kettle
- 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
Tingle tea up with Ginger
Ginger tea isn’t anything new really, it dates back to China near 5,000 years ago and was used as a health tonic. It smells divine and has a number of good health benefits:
- Anti-inflammatory properties which can help those living with arthritis
- Can help ease digestive discomfort (this one sorted me out over Easter, I may have indulged myself too much)
- Ease headaches and migraines
- Rich in antioxidants
To make Ginger tea all you need is a couple of slices of fresh ginger and boiling water. You can boil both together in a pan or you can use your Uccello Kettle (tilt-to-pour your water into a cup) and let the ginger sit for 3-5 mins.
A Dollop of Cream
This one is truly for the daredevil amongst you. I myself am not a fan of cream but I know many who are and would probably love this idea.
The cream is thicker than whole milk, so you are more likely to have a velvety finish to your cuppa. Pop on the kettle, it’s cream and 2 sugars time.
Let’s Sweeten things up with Honey
To be honest, what can’t honey make better? It’s a natural sweetener and all-around cold-curing classic. I love adding honey to my tea and coffee. It really is golden delicious and comes with many health benefits:
- Help improve cholesterol
- Rich in antioxidants
- Help lower blood sugar
- Has pain killing properties
Spice things u with Cinnamon
For me, cinnamon is the festive scent, one that brings me right back to Christmas time. The weather may be frightful but what’s in my cup is delightful. Adding cinnamon to your tea is an all-around mood pleaser.
Hugging a mug of tea and breathing in deep the beautiful aroma will have you feeling better. Not to mention the health benefits such as:
- Helping lower inflammation, great for those with arthritis
- Promotes weight loss
- Can help reduce blood sugars
- Fights off bacteria, great for the winter months and your immune system
It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but you never know until you try. I haven’t been brave enough myself to try it so I am open to feedback.
For those who enjoy a flowery taste to their tea, this would be perfect for you. Lavender helps improve the quality of your sleep and can help reduce stress.
To make it you will need:
Culinary lavender buds and your Uccello Kettle. Once the kettle is boiled, tilt-to-pour, and let the buds sit in the water for 10-15 mins. If you want some sweetener, honey is a great option
This is a stable in my house during the winter months and a few summer months if I have hay fever. Nothing like mint tea to clear the sinuses and make me feel like I am back to normal. Mint tea is great for:
- Relieving clogged sinuses
- Fighting bacterial infections
- Improving the quality of your sleep
- Ease digestive upsets
- Freshen your breath
All you need is to add a few mint leaves to your cup of hot water, let them sit and when ready you can strain and enjoy.
The Dairy Substitute
These days it’s great to see so many tastes catered to when it comes to dairy. No one needs to miss out. When it comes to the old-fashioned brew the usual debate is tea bag or milk first. Now, it’s a whole new debate on what type of milk is best. What’s your favorite dairy/non-dairy option?