There’s Never a Wrong Time for Tea

Tea in woman hand

Cool temperatures have swept the country this January, and there’s no better way to warm yourself than with a cozy cup of coffee or tea. Tea is a simple treat to prepare in the comfort of your RV, and these three unique, hot tea recipes are guaranteed to warm your entire family after a chilly day of adventure.

Perfect Vanilla Tea 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 orange pekoe tea bag
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation instructions:

  1. Pour the boiling water into a mug and steep the tea bag in the hot water for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bag and discard.
  2. Stir in the milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Serve hot.

Hot Chai Latte

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large strip orange peel
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 3 whole black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons black tea leaves

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine water and milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the water and milk has warmed, drop the orange peel, cinnamon stick, clove, nutmeg, peppercorns, sugar and tea leaves into the saucepan.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low.
  4. Simmer until the color of the tea darkens to your liking.
  5. Strain spices out of the tea, then pour into two cups.

Citrus-Honey Green Tea

What you’ll need:

  • 1 piece lemon zest, cut into thin slivers (2 inch)
  • 2 teaspoons green tea powder
  • 2 teaspoons boiling water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed fruit juice
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Preparation instructions:

  1. Place the lemon zest in a large mug, and cover it with 2 teaspoons of boiling water. Let it steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the hot water and green tea powder.
  3. Add the juices and honey, mix well and serve.

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