Warm up with roasted tea: 6 recipes for a great fruit drink (traditional and non-traditional variants)

What is the best way to create a winter atmosphere?

Go for roasted fruit tea.

Our great-grandmothers used to make it and now it’s making a big comeback.

And it’s no wonder – it’s a piece of cake to prepare and you can use anything you like in it.

Check out classic and modern recipes for roasted tea and scent your home with it.

Grandma’s Baked Apple Tea

The traditional recipe of our ancestors. Use local and easily available fruit and prepare a “liquid strudel” for the whole winter.


  • 0.5 kg of apples
  • 0.5 kg of pears
  • 1 lemon
  • 400 g of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 10 cloves
  • 5 star star anise
  • 2 dcl rum
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins


  • Peel the lemon.
  • Wash the apples and pears and cut out the cores.
  • Cut the fruit into small pieces.
  • Heat the oven to 180°.
  • Spread the fruit on a tray, sprinkle with spices, pour over the rum and mix.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After baking, divide the mixture into clean, resealable jars, let cool and store in the refrigerator.
  • For one serving, take 2-3 teaspoons of the mixture from the glasses and pour hot water over it.
Decorated glasses with roasted tea
Source: pinterest.com

Strawberry roasted tea with spices chai latte

Do you know a drink called chai latte? The spices that give it a typical and unmistakable taste are also excellent for home-baked tea! Try this unusual recipe!


  • 300 g of fresh or frozen cherries
  • 600 g of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 persimmon
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 300 g cane sugar
  • a teaspoon of chai latte spice (a mixture of star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and nutmeg)


  • Cut the strawberries in half, the persimmon into pieces, remove the peel from the lemon and cut it into half rings.
  • Heat the oven to 200°.
  • Put the fruit in a tray or baking dish, sprinkle with spices and sugar and mix.
  • Cover with water and bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After baking, transfer the mixture into jars with lids and store in the refrigerator.
Baked fruit in a tin with a scoop, a closable glass with a mixture of roasted tea
Source: pinterest.com

Roasted exotic fruit tea

A drink with a slightly exotic taste that you can prepare during the entire flow. It will warm you nicely in winter and refresh you in summer.


  • 1 pineapple
  • 3 kiwis
  • 1 orange
  • 2 dcl rum
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 300 g of sugar


  • Cut the pineapple, peel the kiwi and orange and cut everything into small cubes
  • Place on a tray, sprinkle with sugar and spices and pour in rum
  • Mix and bake for 30 minutes in an oven heated to 180°.
  • After baking, leave to cool and transfer the mixture, including the juice, into glasses.
  • Seal or store in a cool, dark place.
Several glasses with two kinds of roasted tea
Source: verygoodcook.com

Christmas baked tea

The smell of tangerines and oranges and undoubtedly also cinnamon and cloves are inherent to Christmas. Prepare citrus tea just for this most beautiful winter season.


  • 0.5 kg of oranges
  • 0.5 kg of tangerines
  • 0.5 kg of red grapefruits
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 dcl of brandy
  • 1 teaspoon of cloves
  • 6 star star anise
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 500 g of sugar
  • 3 spoons of honey


  • Peel the fruit and cut it into small pieces.
  • Heat the oven to 180°.
  • Put the fruit on a tray or in a baking dish.
  • Sprinkle it with spices, sugar and drizzle with honey.
  • Stir and add brandy.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes. Check and stir during baking.
  • Fill closable yogurt, snack, etc. glasses with baked fruit, pour over the juice that was released during baking and leave to cool.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
Baked tea in a Christmas decorated glass
Source: pinterest.com

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Roasted plum tea

Thanks to their taste, plums can be made into excellent tea without the need to supplement them with other fruits.

However, if you are tempted to try an interesting combination, we recommend this recipe for roasted plum tea with sea buckthorn.


  • 1 kg of plums
  • 250 g sea buckthorn
  • 250 g of sugar
  • half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of dried cranberries


  • Wash the plums, pit them and cut them into pieces, wash the sea buckthorn.
  • Spread the fruit on a baking sheet, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, stir and lightly cover with water.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in an oven heated to 200°, continuously checking and mixing the fruit during baking.
  • After removing from the oven, divide the mixture, including the liquid, into resealable jars with lids, let cool, close, turn upside down and store in the refrigerator.
  • To prepare 250 ml of tea, pour boiling water over 3-4 teaspoons of the tea mixture.
Baked plums with spices in a jar
Source: bigoven.com

Do you like sea buckthorn? Check out other sea buckthorn recipes .

Wild roasted tea

Prepare a drink from the gifts of the forest. They are full of vitamins, antioxidants, help strengthen immunity, prevent cancer, cure fever and colds, and they taste amazing.


  • 300 g of raspberries
  • 300 g of blackberries
  • 300 g of blueberries
  • 100 g rose hips
  • 100 g chokeberry
  • 1 tablespoon of goji
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 dcl plums
  • 500 g of sugar


  • Prepare clean resealable jars with lids, rinse them, wash the lids and let them dry.
  • Spread the cleaned fruit on a baking sheet or on the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with spices and sugar and mix.
  • Top with prunes and a little water.
  • Bake in the oven at 200° for 20-30 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally during baking.
  • Pour the finished roasted tea into the prepared glasses, close and store in a cool, dark place.
Forest fruit baked in a baking dish
Source: allrecipes.com

Hints and tips for recipes

  • To prepare tea, take 2-4 teaspoons of the mixture from a glass and pour 250 ml of boiling water.
  • To prepare a refreshing lemonade, pour 4 teaspoons of the mixture into 250 ml of sparkling water and add a few ice cubes
  • There are no limits to your imagination – you can use almost any fruit – in addition to the ones already mentioned in the recipes, try sour cherries, grapes, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, gooseberries or currants.
  • Try different combinations – you can supplement fresh fruit with dried cranberries, raisins, Chinese gourd, dried figs or apricots.
  • Spice it up – don’t be afraid of spice either. Cinnamon, vanilla, star anise, cloves and anise go well with the mixture.
  • Use fresh or frozen fruit.
  • Smaller glasses are better for roasted tea – when you open the tea, it needs to be processed as soon as possible. They should always be closable with a screw cap. Jars from snacks, yoghurts, olives or, for example, dried tomatoes are good for this.
  • After baking, transfer the mixture into jars, close and turn the bottom upwards. Store in the dark and cool.
  • How long does roasted tea last? – It can last for several months in the refrigerator without being preserved, after opening the jar it must be consumed within a few days. If you preserve the tea, it will last in the pantry for several years, just like preserves.
  • And how to brew roasted tea? – exactly the same as other compotes. Fill the sterilized jars 1-2 centimeters below the rim with the fruit mixture, close with a sterilized lid and seal in your favorite way. You can be inspired by recipes for canning cranberries .
  • Baked teas make a great edible gift. Make a card or label with the composition, preparation instructions for the finished glasses, decorate with a ribbon and you can spread the joy.

Milan & Ondra

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