The best tea recipes to keep the winter blues at bay

The best tea recipes to keep the winter blues at bay

The best tea recipes to keep the winter blues at bay

The sharp, chilly winds, the cool nip in the air, and the dull weather confirm that winter is finally here. Though winter is considered the preferable season for holiday tourism, for some people it is not so merciful. Winter demands warmth, and the season can be enjoyed most while keeping the hands under the gloves. A sudden drop in temperature brings with it a slew of diseases. A body with poor immunity is most likely to be the very first target of winter-borne diseases. Let’s see what the most common winter-borne diseases are-

Common Cold: The most common symptoms of the common cold are a sore throat, runny nose, cough, continuous sneezing, headache, and chest congestion. This may start with mild symptoms and end after 7–10 days of suffering.

Flu: The cause of the common flu is a harmful virus. The symptoms may resemble those of a common cold with fever. This flu can be mild to severe, but it can be critical enough to ruin your winter holiday.

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is one of the most infamous winter diseases. This disease is caused by bacteria and can range from mild to severe in nature. The severity of pneumonia for asthma patients can be life-threatening.

Ear and Tooth pain: These two inconveniences are most common in winter. Though ear and tooth pain due to a bacterial infection in the cold is considered mild, the suffering is not. Suffering from any of these for 7–10 days can make you experience hell.

Bronchitis: Kids, especially toddlers, often fall prey to bronchitis. This respiratory infection can cause different problems, like excessive coughing, fever, chest congestion, breathing problems, and wheezing. Suffering from severe bronchitis while staying at a high-altitude holiday hill destination can bring you to the hospital.

But what are the reasons for these diseases? There are different factors that are responsible for winter-borne diseases, but the most important reason is a lack of immunity. Immunity forms a shield around our body against all harmful viruses and bacteria. The stronger the shield, the lesser the chance of suffering from illness. For this reason, it is recommended by doctors and nutritionists to have healthy foods and beverages, especially in the winter.

Tea has numerous benefits from losing weight to boost up the immunity in the human body. But today we are going to talk about winter wellness tea recipes which help to keep the winter blues at bay. Let’s see what those fresh tea recipes are-

Traditional Kashmiri Kahwa: The relationship between Kashmir and Kahwa is ancient and mutual. The recipe is all about the class, mood, and tradition of Kashmir. This is the best tea recipe, especially for winter. Saffron is a natural signifier for retaining the warmth of the human body. In places like Kashmir, where the temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius, you need a cup of Traditional Kashmiri Kahwa to keep yourself warm.

. 2-3 cups of water.
. 2-3 teaspoons of The Tea Shelf Kashmiri Saffron Kahwa Green Tea.
. 2-3 crushed almonds
. 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar.



. Boil the water up to 90-100 degree Celsius

. Add the almonds to it.

. Switch off the flame.

. Add the tea to the water and stir it for 2–3 minutes.

. Add honey and mix properly.

. Strain the tea.

. Pour it into cups and serve it hot.


Cinnamon Orange Tea: Cinnamon and oranges both have natural immunity-boosting properties. Oranges are enriched with vitamin C. If you prefer healthy, tangy beverages in the winter, then this tea is the best match for you.


. Orange juice (4 medium-sized oranges)

. 2 cups of water

. 2 cloves

. 2 teaspoons of The Tea Shelf Darjeeling First Flush Tea.

. One cinnamon stick

. Honey as per taste


. Boil the water up to 80-100 C.

.  Add the spices and juice with it.

. Add the black tea and let it brew for 2-3 minutes.

. Strain the tea and pour it into the cups.

. Add honey as preferred.


Immunity Booster Tea: Winter tea recipes are incomplete without this tea. It contains all necessary Indian spices, like black pepper, turmeric, tulsi, ginger, cinnamon, mulethi, and giloy. We've already discussed how important immunity is in disease prevention. These spices and herbs have been used in our country since ancient times to increase immunity. Let’s look at this tasty way of building the body.


. 2 cups of water.

. 2 tea bags of The Tea Shelf Immunity Booster Herbal Tea Bags.

. 2 tablespoons of honey.


. Boil the water up to 70-80 degree Celsius.

. Switch off the flame.

. Dip the teabags inside it.

. Brew it for 2-3 minutes.

. Add honey and mix properly.

. Pour it into the cups and serve it hot.


Apple Cinnamon Warm Tea: Apple contains various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. An apple a day can keep diseases away. Considering the benefits, we have brought you another healthy recipe for warm tea.


. 2 cups of water.

. 1 apple.

. 2 teaspoons of The Tea Shelf English Breakfast Black Tea.

. 1 cinnamon stick.

. 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

. 1/3 teaspoon of crushed black pepper.

. ½ inch grated ginger.

. 1-2 tablespoons of honey.


. Peel the apple and cut it into small pieces.

. Boil the water up to 80–100 degrees Celsius.

. While the water is heating, add tea, a cinnamon stick, ginger, and black pepper.

. Stir it properly.

. Switch off the flame.

. Strain the tea into a saucepan.

. Add the apple to it.

. Boil it again for 3 minutes.

. Switch off the flame.

. Add honey and lemon juice to it.

. Mix it properly.

. Pour it into cups and serve it with love.


Classic Tea Hot Toddy Recipe: Well, if you do not hesitate to add alcohol to tea, then this is the tea for you. This is one of the finest tea cocktail recipes in the world. This tea will revitalize you if you are afraid of the chilly winter wind during the winter. Drink a cup of this hot toddy and combat the cold like a superhuman.


. 2 cups of water.

. 2 teaspoons of The Tea Shelf English Breakfast Black Tea.

. 2-3 ounces of dark rum

. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

. 2 cloves.

. 2 cinnamon sticks.

. 2 lemon rings

. A pinch of nutmeg powder.

. 4-5 tablespoons of honey.


. Boil the water up to 80-90 degree Celsius.

. Add nutmeg powder and cloves to the boiling water.

. Switch off the flame once boiled.

. Add tea into it and brew for 2-3 minutes.

. Strain the tea into a bowl.

. Add lemon juice, rum, and honey.

. Stir it properly till flavour comes.

. Pour it into mugs.

. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and lemon rings.


Say cheers!

See how easy the recipes are to prepare! If you are organizing a post-New Year's tea party, these are the best winter tea recipes you can have. Prepare any of these yummilicious recipes and surprise your dear ones. You earn their appreciation and thank us later.