8 Tea Recipes – Amazing Drinks with Ceylon Tea

Ceylon tea is a very aromatic tea from Sri Lanka with a strong definitive taste. 

If you would like to know more about Ceylon tea and its tastes, please, follow THIS blog post here.

Today I would like to offer you recipes of very yummy beverages with Ceylon tea.  I hope you enjoy them.

Ceylon’s hot spicy-honey tea

Closeup of the spice cloves which are tiny flowerbuds

Ingredients:

Ceylon loose leaf tea – 4 tablespoons

Cloves – 1 teaspoon of buds

Honey – 1/2 cup

Lemon juice – 1/2 cup

Orange juice – 1 cup

Orange peel from 1 orange

Water – 2.2 litres

Method:

1.       Mix the tea leaves with the cloves.  

2.       Boil the water and pour half this water over the mixture.

3.        Allow to infuse for 5 minutes and place in a jar.  \

4.       Add the honey, stirring until completely dissolved.  

5.       Add the remaining water and juices.  

6.       Serve hot

Ceylon hot spicy tea – for a large company

Ingredients:

Ceylon black tea – 4 tablespoons of loose tea (or 12 bags)

Cloves – 1 teaspoon buds

Cinnamon – 1 stick

Lemon juice – 3/4 cup

Orange juice – 1 cup

Sugar – 3/4 cup

Water -4-4.5 litres

Method:

1.       Places spices in the large pot.  

2.       Pour in 4-4.5 liters of water and bring water to boil.  

3.       Remove pot from the heat and add tea.  

4.       Let infuse for 5 minutes.

5.       Stir well and strain tea to a jar.

6.       Add fruit juices and sugar to taste. 

If you would like to reheat the drink, you can do so, but do not bring it to boil.

You can also add rum or brandy to taste

Ceylon tea with cardamom

Ceylon tea recipes

Ingredients:

For 3 cups of tea: 

Cardamom – 2 pods 

Cinnamon – take an 3 inch stick and cut it to pieces 

Cloves – 3 buds

Grated orange peel – 1/2 tablespoon

Loose tea leaves – 4 teaspoons

Boiling water – 3 cups

Method:

1.       Take the cardamom grains out of the pods and press them hard with a spoon.

2.       Mix all ingredients and place mixture in drinking caps (1 1/2 spoons per cup). 

3.       Pour boiling water in cups and infuse for 5 minutes

Ceylon tea with nutmeg

pure ceylon tea
assortment of dry tea in wooden box, close up

Ingredients:

Ceylon black tea – 1/3 cup of loose tea (or 15 sachets)

Grated nutmeg – 1 tablespoon

Sugar – 1 cup

Water – 5 cups

Soda water or mineral water (chilled) – 1 liter

Method:

1.       Bring 5 cups of water to boil in a pot.  

2.       Immediately add  tea and nutmeg. 

3.       Steep for  4 minutes and then stir.  

4.       Strain tea infusion into a jug of juices and sugar. 

5.       Mix well.  

6.       Add sugar and soda (mineral water) before serving

Ceylon Sunday Punch

Cranberry orange punch with cinnamon and rosemary in a glass

Ingredients:

Loose leafy black tea – 4 tablespoons

Cloves – 1 teaspoon of buds

Cinnamon – 2 sticks

Orange juice – 1 cup

Lemon juice – ½ cup

Sugar – to taste

Half of large orange, cut in circles

Half of large lemon,  cut into circles

Rum – 1-2 shots

Brandy – 1-2 shots

Boiling water – 2.5 liters

Hot water – 1  litre

Method:

1.       Boil 2.5 litres of water and, removing from the heat.

2.        Add tea leaves and spices.  

3.       Add the fruit juices and infuse for 5 minutes. 

4.       Add the sugar and stir.  

5.       Add brandy and rum.  

6.       If the punch is too strong, dilute with hot water.

Ceylon tea with cherry liqueur

Ingredients:

2 tbsp black tea leaves

1 tbsp oregano leaves

1 tbsp cherry liqueur

1 teaspoon honey

500ml water

Method:

1.       Combine ground oregano leaves and tea.

2.       Pour boiling water over and let steep for 10 minutes.  

3.       Then add the cherry liqueur, honey and mix well.

Ceylon iced tea with lemongrass and ginger

lemongrass and ginger ceylon tea recipe

Ingredients:

200 ml of water

100 grams of white or brown sugar

1 slice of ginger

3 stems of lemongrass

300ml of lime juice

500ml of mineral water

Method:

1.       Place all ingredients in the pot.

2.       Add water, bring to boil, reduce heat and steep for 15 min.

3.       Strain through a strainer and add lime juice.  

4.       Add mineral water.

5.       Cool tea, add ice if wanted and serve with small mint leaves or lime slices.

Leave us a comment and let us know if you tried any of these recipes.  Or post your favorite recipe and we will try to make it ourselves.

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