I haven’t posted a new recipe in just over a month but it’s been very busy for me with exams and finishing my final assignments (minus dissertation) for my masters degree. Today also marks exactly one year since I started this blog so it is only fitting I post a recipe for something I love- tea. For those who know me, I am absolutely obsessed with tea. I drink so much of it every day. For me, it’s an easy way to stay hydrated as well as warm in those winter months and now it’s become such a habit that I can’t go a day without a cup of tea (or 10! haha). Clove and cinnamon tea was something I stumbled across when I wanted to make cinnamon tea, but had cloves as well. It’s inspired by a recipe for Ethiopian tea (one of my favourites). This recipe makes in excess of 8-10 cups of tea, so is perfect to refill your mug and use throughout the day without having to make a new mixture.
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 teaspoons of whole cloves
- 2 tablespoons of freshly diced ginger (or more if you like)
- 1 English breakfast tea bag (any brand)
- honey (optional)
- 1 litre of water
- small sieve/tea strainer
- 2 slices of lemon (optional)
- add all the ingredients into a large pot. Turn the stove on to a low to medium heat and allow the mixture to heat up.
- when the mixture has started to boil turn the stove off. Pour into a mug using a tea strainer or small sieve. You can keep adding water to the pot and keep reheating the mixture throughout the day. If you find that the mixture has diluted, add a some more ginger, a few more cloves and another cinnamon stick.
- serve with a couple slices of lemon and a drop of honey if desired. Personally I don’t like honey in my tea but love having lemon.