One List to Brew Them All: Your Guide to the 50 Best Tea Recipes
Tea is a far more versatile ingredient than most people appreciate!
As such, you can make a multitude of drinks, with a wide variety of teas as a base.
If you are curious as to what these may be, then you have come to the right place!
Here are the top tea recipes that you can try out!
1. Lemonade Iced Tea
If you are looking for an interesting take on boring ol’ lemon tea, then this lemonade iced tea will do the trick. Best of all, this recipe requires only teabags, sugar, and frozen lemonade! Just brew the tea, sweeten it, and then pour in the lemonade. You will be left with a delicious and refreshing drink for those hot days.
2. Peach Iced Tea
Peaches and tea are a wonderful combination, which is why it makes such a wonderful summer treat. Armed with only fresh peaches, tea leaves, lemon, and sugar, you will be able to learn how to make flavored tea with this tea recipe in less than half an hour! If it isn’t the season for peaches, frozen or tinned peaches will work just as well.
3. Chai Latte
Ready to skip those long lines at your favorite coffee shop? Then this is the chai latte recipe for you! It is incredibly easy to make and you can customize it according to your preference. What’s more, since you are in charge of adding sweetener, you can cut down calories too.
4. Spiced Tea
Want to cozy up to something sweet and spicy ones the temperature begins to drop? Well, this is where this apple spiced tea recipe comes in. What’s incredible is how easy this brew is to make. All you need is black teabags, apple juice, and cinnamon. Just brew the tea, add the apple juice, and allow the cinnamon to infuse in the tea. It will make for a toasty treat.
5. Thai Iced Tea
This Thai iced tea is equal parts creamy, sweet, and revitalizing! Now, real Thai tea leaves will make all the difference here. However, these can easily be substituted with black tea leaves. Apart from this, all you need is some sugar and the secret ingredient – condensed milk.
6. Matcha Latte
Matcha lattes are the latest fad in the tea world. Of course, indulging in this coffee shop trend can leave your pocket rather light. This is why you will be better off by following the matcha latte. Using only matcha powder, maple syrup, and almond milk, you get to keep your favorite drink as healthy as possible.
7. Green Tea Mojito
Tangy, refreshing, and relatively healthy, this green tea mojito recipe is perfect for non-green tea drinkers. It is arguably one of the best green tea recipes. The zestiness of the limes and the hint of sugar will dull the bitter tones of the green tea, while bringing its vegetal notes to the forefront. And, the fresh mint leaves rounds things out. You will never look at green tea the same way again.
8. Cocoa Tea
Would you like to combine your love of chocolate and tea? Well, thanks to this cocoa tea recipe, you now can. It is also a great way to try out exotic tea flavors. This tea is deceptively simple to brew. All you require is cardamom pods, cocoa powder, tea leaves, and milk. Whip it all together and you will have your new favorite drink!
9. Turmeric Cinnamon Tea
If you want an immunity boost, then you should follow this turmeric cinnamon tea recipe to the letter. It calls for chamomile tea bags, cinnamon sticks, and a little bit of turmeric powder. If you wish to sweeten the tea, some honey rounds it out. Every ingredient in this tea is designed to make you feel great.
10. Tea Punch
If you have ever wondered what punch would taste like if tea was added, then you will find your answer with this tea punch recipe. Along with black tea, this punch uses pineapple juice, orange and mango juice, ginger ale, and lemonade to provide a flavorful burst with every sip.
11. Moroccan Mint Tea
If you imagined that you couldn’t ever enjoy the taste of green tea, then you just have to try this Moroccan mint tea recipe. It uses gunpowder green tea, mint, and lots of sugar. The end result is a frothy drink that is minty and oh so sweet.
12. Mulled Tea
This mulled tea recipe is the perfect cup of holiday cheer. If you are looking for winter tea recipes, then this is the one for you. The green tea, apple, mandarin peel, ginger, cinnamon, and star anise all work in beautiful harmony together. What’s more, it is incredibly simple to make as well.
14. Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus tea is as tasty as it is pretty. So, if you are looking for something fresh and vibrant, then you have go to try this hibiscus tea recipe. All you need is some dried hibiscus flowers, sugar, and water. It tastes best when chilled and served over ice.
15. Green Tea Frappuccino
If you imagined that green tea (or rather matcha) and milk don’t go together, think again! This green tea Frappuccino recipe gives you the best of both worlds. The matcha powder is paired with milk, vanilla bean ice cream, and honey. And naturally, it is all topped off with whipped cream!
16. Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
What happens when you combine pumpkin spice with masala chai tea? Well, a flavor explosion, of course! This pumpkin spice chai latte recipe goes above and beyond by making a proper base, complete with pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, ginger, and nutmeg. This, combined with the chai tea and milk makes it one of the spiciest tea drinks around.
17. Sweet Tea Slush
This sweet tea slush recipe gives the classic sweet tea a frozen twist. First, brew some sweet tea and freeze half the recipe, while popping the rest in the refrigerator. Then, it is a matter of blending the two together to create a refreshing slushie.
19. Rooibos Latte
Love your lattes but looking to keep the caffeine consumption to a minimal? Then, give this rooibos latte recipe a try. With just rooibos, almond milk, and honey, you can whip up a tasty treat that is perfect for all hours of the day.
20. Mixed Fruit Oolong Iced Tea
The only thing that is more refreshing than oolong tea is this mixed fruit oolong iced tea recipe. Using a wide variety of fruits, this tea really doubles down on the flavor. It is perfectly sweet, sour, and out of this world – truly one of the best iced tea recipes around.
21. Chocolate Mint Latte
The only thing that can possibly make chocolate and mint a better combination is if you added tea to it. Well, this is exactly what this chocolate mint latte recipe does. All you need is a teabag, milk, cocoa, vanilla, sweetener, and you are good to go!
22. Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
This honey lemon ginger tea recipe is the ultimate pick-me-up. Using just three whole and natural ingredients, this tea can boost your immunity and make you feel refreshed in no time at all. This will become your go-to tea rather quickly.
23. Hot Cranberry Tea
This is undoubtedly one of the best homemade hot tea recipes around. It is especially good during the holiday season. This hot cranberry tea recipe uses whole cranberries, cloves, cinnamon, oranges, lemons, and sugar. Since it all cooks up in one pan it is incredibly easy to make as well!
24. Russian Tea Recipe
Are you looking for something that is warm and cozy but still fuss-free? Then, you should definitely check out this interesting Russian tea recipe. It uses instant tea powder, orange drink mix, and lemonade dry mix, cloves, and cinnamon. Don’t worry, it still tastes amazing, though!
25. Sparkling Green Tea
Wished your tea tasted a little bit more like soda? Well, thanks to this sparkling green tea recipe your wish is about to come true. All you need is green tea, orange juice, and sparling water. Then you get to sip on a yummy tea that is also healthy.
27. Almond Iced Tea
You’ve heard of almond milk, but have you ever given almond tea a thought? Well, this almond iced tea recipe will definitely make sure that it is front and center in your mind. Using just black tea, sugar, almond extract, and vanilla extract you will get to experience a flavor fusion unlike anything else you have tried before.
28. Tibetan Butter Tea
You don’t have to travel to have wonderful and unusual experiences. You can do it in the comfort of your own home with this Tibetan butter tea recipe. True to its name, this tea relies on butter, tea, salt, and milk. You should definitely give it a try for the ultimate creamy drink.
29. Orange Iced Tea
Sure, lemon tea is an old trick. However, have you ever considered adding oranges to your black tea instead? Well, this orange iced tea recipe gives you the perfect opportunity to try this combination out. Apart from the tea and oranges, you are only adding a little bit of sugar. This makes it one of the more healthy black tea recipes.
30. Salted Caramel Tea
This salted caramel tea recipe tastes like pie in a cup! Now, the ingredients for the tea is a bit extensive – milk caramels, almonds, pecans, cinnamon, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, dates, and tea. However, whip this blend up and you won’t care that it took a little bit of effort.
31. Rhubarb Tea
With only rhubarb stalks and sugar, you can whip up this rhubarb tea in no time at all. It can be served either hot or cold, making it ideal for virtually any time of the year. Go ahead and try out this recipe now.
32. Matcha Mocha
Despite the name, this matcha mocha recipe doesn’t call for any coffee at all. Instead, you will be working with matcha, cacao powder, plant-based milk of your choosing, and maple syrup. It is as simple as that but oh so delicious.
33. Bellini Tea
Would you like something sweet and refreshing, but still healthy? Well, this is where this Bellini tea recipe comes in. You make real syrup using fresh raspberries, peaches, and a bit of honey. Then, you simply mix it all in with brewed tea.
34. Black Tea Spinach Smoothie
What if you could get your caffeine hit and dose of fruits and veggies all at the same time? Well, if you are looking to speed up your mourning routine, this black tea spinach smoothie will do the trick. With tea, spinach, mango, maple syrup, and milk, you will have all you need to power throughout your day.
35. Iced Coconut Water Matcha
If you are on a health kick, then you are going to absolutely love what this iced coconut water matcha recipe is going to have to offer. All you have to do is blend coconut water and matcha powder together to create a treat that will refresh and revive you immediately.
36. Earl Grey Lemonade
It is amazing how well the bergamot in Earl Grey complements the tanginess of the lemons in this Earl Grey lemonade recipe. Although the drink may sound rather fancy, it is pretty easy tea to whip up. You just need Earl Grey tea, lemon juice, sugar, and lemon sparkling water. This really is a wonderful drink.
37. Vanilla Tea
Vanilla is equal parts warm and sweet. This is why it works so beautifully with the other ingredients in this vanilla tea recipe. All you need is black tea, milk, vanilla extract, vanilla bean sugar, and some cinnamon. Then, you will have the ultimate dessert tea.
38. Hot Wassail
Tea and apple cider – what could be more holiday-themed than that? This hot Wassail recipe really hits the spot during the colder months and is great if you are making a drink for a large batch. It uses apples, tea, apple cider, orange juice, lemon juice, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. You will be hard-pressed to find homemade hot tea recipes more flavorful than this.
39. Honey Apricot Chamomile Tea
Well, there’s no need to guess what goes into this honey apricot chamomile recipe. The apricots are cooked in sugar to fully release the fruits’ natural flavor. Then the chamomile and honey are added and brewed to a greater strength. It can be served over ice.
40. Peach Tea Float
If you want a healthier alternative to a traditional root beer float, then this peach float recipe is just right for you. It shows you how to make your very own peach sorbet which you can scoop on top of a freshly brewed batch of sweet tea. It is a match made in heaven.
41. Pineapple Iced Tea
Looking for a fruit iced tea that requires no fuss? Then, you should definitely give this pineapple iced tea recipe a try. All you need is some black tea bags, canned pineapple, and sugar. Blend the pineapple in with the brewed tea and your drink will be ready.
42. Rooibos Tea Milkshake
This fascinating rooibos tea milkshake recipe uses caramel flavored rooibos tea bags and vanilla ice cream to make the milkshake. Of course, you are free to get as creative as you like and to whip up any flavor combinations that you prefer.
43. Iced Watermelon Matcha
Fresh, blended watermelon and matcha make up this drink. Although it can seem like an odd combination, it actually works really well together. The end result is a drink that will refresh you, along with the added boost of concentration from the matcha.
44. Cold Brew Blueberry Tea
This cold brew blueberry tea is one of the best infusion tea recipes as the tea is allowed to steep in the blueberry and lemon juice. As such, there is a far stronger blueberry taste, with the flavor of tea highlighting all the proper notes.
45. Mango Iced Tea
This mango iced tea uses real mango puree that is added to black tea. The syrupiness of the mango is cut through by the addition of lemon juice, while the sugar sweetens the tea to perfection. It is a wonderful combination of flavors.
46. Spiced Vanilla Chai Orange Tea
What’s interesting about this spice vanilla chai orange tea is that it is actually an iced tea! You brew vanilla chai tea bags, steep with cinnamon and simple syrup. You then top off the drinks with orange juice and sparkling water. Delicious!
47. Earl Grey Grapefruit Mocktail
You don’t need alcohol to have fun – at least not with this Earl Grey grapefruit mocktail recipe! All you have to do is make a honey syrup, brew the Earl Grey, and top up these ingredients with grapefruit juice. It works perfectly for late afternoons or evenings.
48. Dalgona Matcha
You have probably seen dalgona or whipped coffee all over social media. If you are looking for a healthier option, though, once is available in the form of this dalgona matcha recipe. Since matcha doesn’t whip up all that well on its own, you will need to whip it with coconut cream and sweetener. Then, just pour it on top of milk.
49. Honey Chamomile Tea Latte
If you want something warm, cozy, and soothing, then you will find it with this honey chamomile tea latte recipe. It is simply a matter of brewing chamomile tea, frothing the milk and honey, and combining the ingredients together. You can guarantee that this will beat out any tea shop bought drink.
50. Yerba Mate Latte
Looking for something that is a cross between tea and coffee? Then these Yerba Mate latte recipes are a dream come true! That’s right, you can make this latte in three different ways and customize them however you choose.
So, there you have it – the top tea recipes that you have to try out! Most of these recipes are super simple and can be made by almost anyone at all.
If you are bored of drinking the same old brew, this is your chance to spice things up, literally. Go ahead and experiment to your heart’s content.
Dr. Dheena Sadik
Consultant Nutritionist and Dietician
Dr. Dheena Sadik is a consultant Nutritionist and Dietician. She has over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. However, her love for tea began long before she understood the health benefits of tea. Growing up in Sri Lanka, Dheena had the privilege of being surrounded by the world-famous Ceylon tea. This is what got her started on her exploration of the various types of tea. She has now extensively tasted and examined teas from all over the world.