Cozy up this winter with a special blend of aromatic spices, flavorful teas, and sweet dried fruits! With our Winter Solstice Tea Mix recipe, you can create a unique and festive flavor to keep your nights warm during the holiday season. Keep reading to learn how to easily make a delicious blend of your own that’s perfect for sipping solo or giving as a gift!
Tea has been enjoyed for centuries, but it wasn’t until the Age of Enlightenment that it became a popular drink for winter solstice celebrations. During this period, people began to experiment with flavors and blends and appreciate tea not only for its taste but also for its health benefits.
Over time, tea drinking spread to different cultures and regions around the world, becoming a part of winter solstice traditions in many countries. Tea is now associated with a sense of warmth during cold winter months as well as positive feelings like joy and happiness.
The combination of flavorful teas with comforting gatherings makes this special occasion just that much more enjoyable!
Winter Solstice Tea Mix
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups orange flavor drink
1 cup instant tea mix, such as Lipton
1 cup lemonade mix
2 teaspoonful cinnamon
1 teaspoonful cloves
1 anise pod (*optional!!)
Mix together. Store in an airtight container. Use by tablespoonful in a cup of hot water.
Winter Solstice Tea FAQ
Should I package my tea mix into individual servings?
Absolutely! Packaging your tea mix into individual servings is a great way to make it easier to serve, and it also looks super cute if you are giving it away as gifts. You can either repackage the blend into small bags or jars, or use decorative cups that can be used to keep track of how much tea each person has consumed.
How do I store winter solstice tea mix?
Storing your winter solstice tea mix is easy when done properly. You should always store the tea in an airtight container, away from moisture and direct sunlight. If you are repackaging the blend into individual servings, make sure to label the containers with the ingredients used and the date it was packaged so that you can keep track of expiration dates.
How long will the winter solstice tea stay fresh?
Your winter solstice tea should stay fresh for up to six months if stored properly. Make sure to keep the tea in an airtight container, away from moisture and direct sunlight.
Winter Solstice Tea
- 2 ½ cups sugar
- 2 cups orange flavor drink
- 1 cup instant ice tea mix
- 1 cup lemonade mix
- 2 teaspoons teaspoonful cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon teaspoonful cloves
- 1 anise pod (*optional!!)
- Mix together. Store in airtight container. Use by tablespoonsful in cup of hot water, adjust as needed.
If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.