Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Warm and comforting!
- 1 bag tea (echinacea or chamomile)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Place tea bag, cinnamon and cloves in a mug; fill 3/4 full with boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes.
- Remove cinnamon and cloves and stir in honey and lemon juice.
This tea is so comforting! It reminds me of drinking a warm mug of wassail! The spices are just right. I used Rooibos tea and only used half as much honey and lemon juice and it was perfect. I can't wait to have this again.
This is good and comforting but I agree it would probably be better with less fresh lemon and I love fresh lemon. I used a Traditional Medicinals Echinacea Plus tea bag and steeped with the spices for 10-15 minutes (The time it says to steep the tea bag from the company instructions) that way I tasted the spices too. I liked it with the creamed honey I used without fresh lemon juice and then I added the lemon juice. I might make this again with less lemon or none at all. Made for "I've saved all these recipes!" March Diabetic Tag.
This is a delightful and comforting tea! Loved the cinnamon and cloves with the honey. I thought the lemon was a little strong and would use less next time. Very soothing - thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for the Comfort Cafe Event, January 2010