Great recipes for home-made teas! Warm up, boost immunity or just enjoy

Can you imagine a morning without a cup of hot tea or coffee? If you are a lover of tea rituals, you will be happy with the following recipes.

In winter, they will warm and create a cozy atmosphere, and in summer we will use raw materials from the forest or the garden.

Get inspired by the following recipes and prepare delicious homemade tea.

Homemade tea

It’s getting colder outside, so try this perfect recipe that will scent your whole house!

What will we need

  • 1 large apple
  • 1 tangerine (or orange)
  • 120 g of forest fruit
  • 3 tablespoons of grapefruit syrup
  • Fresh lemon juice, mint leaves, lemon balm or cinnamon to taste


  • Dice the apple and tangerine/orange and fry both in a pan.
  • Add wild berries and simmer until softened and juices released.
  • Add grapefruit syrup and let dissolve.
  • You can add lemon juice, mint, lemon balm or cinnamon to taste.
  • Put the mixture in a mug and cover with warm water.
Delicious homemade tea with lemon.

Ginger tea

Learn how to make fresh ginger tea at home! With this simple recipe, it’s done in no time.

What will we need

  • 5 cm fresh ginger (no need to peel, cut into pieces)
  • 250 ml of water
  • Optional flavors (choose just one): 1 cinnamon stick, a pinch of fresh turmeric (thinly sliced, same as ginger) or a few sprigs of fresh mint
  • Optional extras : 1 thin slice of fresh lemon or orange and/or 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup


  • Combine the chopped ginger and water in a saucepan over high heat.
  • If you are adding a cinnamon stick, fresh turmeric, or fresh mint, add it now.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat as needed to allow the mixture to bubble slightly for 5 minutes (for an extra strong ginger flavor, cook for up to 10 minutes).
  • Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Carefully pour the mixture through a sieve into a mug.
  • If desired, serve with a lemon wedge and/or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup to taste. Serve hot.

In addition to tea, you can also prepare other goodies from ginger. Get inspired by our ginger recipes .

Fragrant ginger tea with lemon and honey.

Green tea

With real green tea, the key to success is the correct procedure.

What will we need

  • 1 teaspoon of real green tea for each cup


  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Let it stand for a while so that it reaches a temperature of 80 °C.
  3. Pour over the tea and let it steep for 1 to 3 minutes.

Green tea can be watered repeatedly. Therefore, we can immediately prepare a second batch, just leave the leaves to infuse for approximately 1 minute longer

A mug full of healthy green tea.

Matcha tea

I usually enjoy matcha tea unsweetened, but brands of this tea vary in bitterness. If you are just starting out, or if your tea tastes bitter, add a few drops of maple syrup or honey to sweeten it to your liking.

What will we need

  • ¼ teaspoon matcha
  • 60 ml of hot water
  • 180ml extra hot water or steamed milk of your choice, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, dairy milk etc.
  • maple syrup, honey or other sweetener


  • Sift the matcha into a mug or bowl to get rid of any lumps.
  • Pour 60 ml of hot water.
  • Whisk the matcha briskly from side to side with a whisk or fork until the matcha is completely dissolved and a foamy layer remains on top.
  • Add the remaining 180ml of hot water or steamed milk and beat again until frothy.
  • Sweeten to taste.
Chilled matcha tea with milk.

Nettle tea

The ideal tea for making tea is spring. Nettles are young and full of detoxifying effects.

What will we need

  • 2 handfuls of nettle leaves


  1. Bring a liter of water to a boil.
  2. Remove from the heat and pour over the nettle leaves.
  3. Let it infuse for 10 minutes and serve.
A teapot full of healthy nettle tea.

Rosehip tea

A great tea that will help with colds and fatigue.

What will we need

  • 4 tablespoons of dried rose hips


  1. Crush the arrows in a mortar.
  2. Pour 1 liter of water and let it stand for an hour.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  5. We serve.
A glass teapot filled with fresh pickled rosehips.

Onion tea

We probably won’t be sipping tea every day at five o’clock. However, there is no better helper in the fight against cough.

What will we need

  • 1 onion
  • 2 teaspoons marjoram
  • 1 spoon of honey


  1. Bring a liter of water to a boil.
  2. Peel the onion and cut it into quarters.
  3. Pour over and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle marjoram and sweeten with honey.
  5. We serve.
Colorful mug with onion tea.

Why drink hot tea?

Tea contains powerful antioxidants and health-promoting compounds, mainly from polyphenols – substances found in plants.

Unsweetened green teas and black teas are the types most researched for their health benefits. These types of tea can help with:

  • Prevent certain types of cancer. Drinking black tea in general is associated with a 21% reduction in the risk of dying from cancer
  • Two cups of tea a day can reduce the risk of developing heart disease and 3 cups of green tea a day can reduce the risk of cardiac death by 26%
  • Regular consumption of tea can slightly lower blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Drinking 4 cups of tea a day has been found to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 10%
  • Drinking tea may reduce the risk of depression and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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