Do you want to try out something outside your normal tea recipes? Well, just like the tea memes say, it’s time to make your own tea blends—this is an easy task that you can do from the comfort of your home. Blending tea is not only easy, it also allows you to experiment with different flavors and make the ones you love.
In this post, we shall give you a few recipes for making tea blends from home. The tea leaves used in these recipes can make 2-3 infusions, but this will depend on the recipe you choose. Besides, these recipes include common fruits, spices, and herbs, which make it easy to blend. Also, you should understand that every spice, fruit, and herb is different, and it’s important to adjust the amounts to suit your taste. Now, let’s delve in!
Rose breakfast blend
Mostly, this blend comprises lighter and stronger teas, in a ratio that produces a noticeable breakfast tea flavor. The most common breakfast tea blends originate from Sri Lanka and India, even though teas from other countries are used too. If you want to make a traditional breakfast blend, use Assam and Darjeeling tea—this tea blend works perfectly with milk.
- Darjeeling tea (2 teaspoons)
- Assam tea (3 teaspoons)
- Rose buds (1/2 – 1 teaspoon)
You can add guarana powder if you want some extra caffeine boost
Most people love pu’erh tea because of its benefits, not the pure flavor. However, you can still create your blend using the flavor that you love the most. The most common blend is the coconut pu’erh, which blends perfectly with the earthly aroma of a ripe pu’erh. You can always adjust the ratio to fit your taste. Also, you can add coconut only and exclude candied fruit.
- Pu’erh tea (2 spoons)
- Candied pineapple (1 teaspoon)
- Candied mango (1 teaspoon)
- Shredded coconut (1 teaspoon)
White spice tea
The light flavor of white tea blends very well with spicy and tangy notes. Peppercorns are an amazing option if you want to add some spicy note and dried strawberries with a tangy and sweet layer to the tea. However, you should note that white spice tea has caffeine.
- Pai Mu Tan (2 spoons)
- Peppercorns (1/2 teaspoon)
- Dried strawberries (1 teaspoon)
- Safflower – a pinch
Always avoid using herbs and flavors with strong taste when blending white tea.
Minty sencha is great both cold and hot. However, you can use cold brewing technique to make iced tea if you want to achieve the ultimate summer refreshment. Also, you can add dried spearmint leaves to add some extra kick.
- Lemongrass (1 teaspoon)
- Dried mint (1 teaspoon)
- Chinese sencha green (2 spoons)
You can add a fresh cucumber to the teapot or jug if you opt to do cold-brewing. Also, consider using Chinese sencha because it’s far much better than Japanese sencha.
This is the best option for anyone looking for calming, caffeine-free tea to drink in the evening. All the herbs in chamomile tea have soothing and calming effects, particularly for someone with stomach issues—and who knows, you can make a tea meme after your stomach issues are relieved. Chamomile herbal tea blend is best served hot.
- Dried chamomile (2 spoons)
- Dried licorice root (1/2 teaspoon)
- Dried ginger root (1 teaspoon)
You can substitute ginger with valerian root for a more potent sleepy tea.
The most exciting thing about chai tea is that you can tweak your recipe until you get the flavor that you love. Typically, chai is made out of a black tea base, possibly with stronger Assam tea, milk, and a mixture of other recipes. When preparing chai, first crush the spices in a motor, and then blend them with black tea.
- Assam black tea (3 – 5 spoons)
- Dried ginger (1 teaspoon)
- Peppercorns (1/2 teaspoon)
- Cinnamon stick (2 inches)
- Cardamom (1 teaspoon)
- Cloves (1 teaspoon)
You can also add nutmeg, star anise, vanilla, or cocoa shells to your tea blend. Also, you can adjust the ratio of the spices to the black tea leaves to create a stronger or lighter taste.