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Festive spiced tea recipe

Festive spiced tea recipe

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It’s hard to beat a warming cup of tea on a chilly evening – but why not take it up a notch and add some joyful festive spice? If you fancy, jar up the spice mix and give to your loved ones as a gift that they too can enjoy.  See method

  • Makes 80g (about 20 cups) to fill 2 x 200ml jars
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 4 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • ½ orange
  • 4 tbsp Tesco Finest loose-leaf Earl Grey tea
  • 8 cloves
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks, crushed
  • ½ whole nutmeg
  • 4 tsp demerara sugar

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1g Protein 0g Fibre 0.3g


  1. Peel the orange, remove the pith, then finely slice the peel into thin matchsticks. Put in a small bowl with the Earl Grey, cloves and cinnamon.

  2. Use a pestle and mortar to gently crush the nutmeg and sugar to break down and combine. Add to the bowl with the tea, mix well, then transfer to jars. Will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

To use: Put 1 tsp of the tea in a tea strainer. Pour over 300ml hot water and infuse for 2 mins. Enjoy with a splash of milk or a slice of lemon.

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