Christmas Cuppa

December 17, 2014

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It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. ‘Tis the season for all things yummy and sweet…The season for all things warm and cozy.

This spicy, citrus-flavored tea is all of the above. It’s no secret that I am an avid tea drinker. My mother introduced me to this simple recipe several years ago, the taste and scent of it will make your senses sing! I especially love to consume a cup or two of this deliciousness during the holiday season, but it is just as scrumptious anytime of year. I hope you all enjoy!

Spiced Tea


1/2 cup instant tea powder
1 cup sweetened lemonade powder
1 cup orange flavored drink mix (like Tang)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


1. In a large bowl, combine instant tea, lemonade powder, orange drink mix, cinnamon and clove. Mix well and store in airtight container.

2. To serve, put 2 or 3 teaspoons of mix in mug. Stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust to taste.

3. Sit down, relax, and inhale this delightful beverage as you celebrate the season.

This tea-mix also makes for great Christmas “happies,” or small gifts. We like to gift the mix in mason jars and attach cute fabric squares and ribbon.

I’m sending joyful Christmas wishes to each of you — have a joyful December, and don’t forget to tag your social media posts with #ShesJoyful for a chance to be featured on the @ShesIntentional Instagram page!