Settle in for an aromatic pot of fiery ginger tea, or start of the day with a fresh, minty brew. Our favourite easy tea recipes are perfect for accompanying your favourite treats or giving you a boost in the afternoon. Whether you want to elevate a simple cup of green tea or create a refreshing, fruity blend that's all your own, take some inspiration from our best recipes. Make a batch of easy biscuits to munch with your cuppa, too.
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1. Smoky ginger & honey tea
Our rich blend of lapsang souchong tea leaves with punchy root ginger, green tea and a drizzle of sweet honey makes a super-satisfying cuppa. If you're a fan of the classic ginger and honey tea, you'll love our flavourful variation. Take five minutes to brew our smoky ginger & honey tea, then sit back and sip at your leisure.
2. Fresh mint tea
Refresh your tastebuds with a pot of vibrant green fresh mint tea. Just grab a handful of mint leaves and add boiling water to release its distinctive flavour and scent. Sweeten it according to your own taste with honey. You'll never go back to teabags once you've tried the real thing.
3. Green tea with grapefruit
Try our zingy green tea with grapefruit for a tasty twist on your classic herbal brew. Add a sprig of rosemary for an aromatic edge, or if you need a touch of sweetness, add some honey or agave syrup. To brew a second pot, leave the mixture to steep for 3-4 minutes rather than two to get the full flavour.
4. Rooibos & pear tea
Our rust-red, caffeine-free rooibos & pear tea with sweet-smelling cinnamon and delicate pear is an impressive cuppa, but it's deceptively simple to make. Garnish with extra slices of pear to wow your guests at your next afternoon tea. The robust, slightly sweet flavour of the tea leaves pairs perfectly with light and fruity pear and full-bodied cinnamon spice.
5. Green tea with strawberry & peach
Add another layer of flavour to your standard cup of green tea with our strawberry & peach version. The sweet, fresh flavours lift the earthy notes of the green tea. The leaves in the pot can be re-brewed for another serving – the perfect recipe for a relaxed summer's day, when the fruit is in season.
6. Camomile tea with honey
Wind down in the evening with a calming cup of camomile tea with honey. Use dried camomile flowers with aromatic lavender to make this wonderfully relaxing herbal tea. The petals release a gentle, slightly sweet flavour with notes of honey and apple. A deliciously soothing mix.
7. Lemon & ginger tea
Three key ingredients make up our lemon & ginger tea; it makes a punchy alternative to caffeintated drinks. Use fine slices of fresh root ginger and segments of lemon to create an invigorating mugful of flavour. Feeling a little under the weather or in need of a warming dose of vitamin C? Look no further. This is also the ideal tipple to soothe a sore throat. Sweeten it up with a squeeze of honey if needed.
8. Jasmine & ginger tea
Pack in plenty of spice with our jasmine & ginger tea. Enjoy a cup with chai spices including cinnamon, star anise, cloves and ginger. Try adding a wedge of orange or clementine and a handful of frozen berries for a fruity tang. Our simple recipe makes enough for four people, so it's perfect for an impromptu gathering with friends.
9. Mint & mango iced green tea
Cool down on a piping hot afternoon with our summery blend of mint & mango iced green tea. Mix up a pitcher for a crowd, then chill in the fridge until needed. Once it's cold, add the mango syrup, mint and chopped fruit for satisfying refreshment. Try topping up with a dash of sparkling water for a make-shift mocktail you can make in just 15 minutes.
10. Matcha with vanilla
Swap your regular cup of coffee for this delicoius green matcha with vanilla tea. This easy, Japanese-style drink boasts a rich complex taste with lingering sweetness. It has an irresistible sweet and savoury flavour. Take just five minutes to whisk up a warming brew. Want something with a little more body? Try our foamy, café-style matcha latte.
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