If you love the smell of Christmas, you’ll love the taste of this Christmas spiced tea.
There are certain smells that take us back to a memory that is comforting, sweet, and just plain happy. If the smell of spiced apple, or pumpkin filters through the air, I feel all cozy inside.
I grew up in snowy Colorado and Christmas meant snow and cold–and I loved every minute of it. For me, now that I live in hot and steamy Florida, it’s a little harder to get into the Christmas spirit because of the heat. When I first moved here, I would giggle about driving around looking at Christmas lights with the windows rolled down.
But, hands-down, the smells of Christmas get me every time. And, it does get chilly from time-to-time here in Florida and I take full advantage of it.
It’s great to load the wood into the fireplace and start a fire. Who doesn’t love the sound of crackling wood?
And making Christmas spiced tea will get you in the holiday spirit fast. You can even pour some into a mug and take it around with you while you look at Christmas lights!
It’s always a cozy, warm treat to get up Christmas morning and make yourself and your family a cup of Christmas Spiced Tea.
The tea also makes a great gift for others, and doesn’t cost a lot of money.
If you’d like to make this as a gift for others, you can put the ingredients into a small jar, or into a bag and tie a bow around the top. Handwrite (a lost art) the recipe on a small card, and give it to a friend for the holidays.
What are some of your favorite teas around the holidays? Be sure to write me a comment and let me know. I’d love to hear from you.
- 1 cup lemonade mix (sweetened)
- 1/2 cup instant tea
- 1 cup powdered drink mix (orange)
- 1-3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. cloves
- Mix the ingredients together and store in a container with a lid, or sealable bag.
- When ready to make the tea, heat up a cup of water and add 3-4 teaspoons of the spiced tea.
- Stir well and enjoy!