Now that autumn has arrived, a cup of hot tea warms us up particularly well. But the aromatic pleasure does not always need to be bought as a finished product. You can also make your favourite tea quite easily yourself. Here we show you which ingredients you need and how you can prepare your tea. We have also included three creative recipes for delicious tea blends which you can try straight away.
What you need to make the tea yourself:
Generally speaking, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making your own tea. You can create it from herbs, berries, petals and fruit. Our tips are peppermint, camomile, nettle, lemongrass, fennel, sage, lime blossom, rose hip, apple, orange and blackberry, all of which are ideal for making a delicious tea.
You can collect these ingredients in nature and dry them yourself. You can also ask in a chemist or health food shop. Your local supermarket often has a selection of dried herbs and naturally fresh fruit.
Drying the ingredients for your tea before brewing it
We recommend drying the ingredients before infusing them. In this way, ingredients like camomile keep for longer and maintain their aroma. If you want to save energy, simply hang the herbs and leaves in a little bunch in a dark and dry location. Slice any fruit that you are using and dry it in an oven at 50 °C for at least 8 hours.
Beautifully packaged and ready to enjoy
Pack your dried tea blend in small glasses or boxes to keep it or to give as presents. Individually mixed, pour hot water that is no longer boiling into the cup and allow the tea to draw for approximately 10 minutes. If you like, enhance the flavour by adding honey, cinnamon, ginger or lemon juice. Your own unique tea is now ready. It will not only warm you from the inside out, it is also a good source of vitamins.
Creative recipes for homemade tea
See how easy it is to make your own tea – even for beginners. If you want to get started straight away, we recommend the following recipes for soothing and refreshing tea blends:
Homemade tea for sore throats and colds
Peppermint leaves with ginger and lemon
Fruity autumn cup
Recipe for a spicy, warming tea with fragrant herbs
Loose black tea, cloves, aniseed and chilli
Your Dole team wishes you lots of fun and autumn tea enjoyment.