Settle in for an aromatic pot of fiery ginger tea, or start of the day with a fresh, minty brew. Our favourite easy tea recipes are perfect for accompanying your favourite treats or giving you a boost in the afternoon. Whether you want to elevate a simple cup of green tea or create a refreshing, fruity blend that's all your own, take some inspiration from our best recipes. We have everything from warming pots to refreshing iced options for when the sun is shining.


Make a batch of easy biscuits to munch with your cuppa, too.

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1. Smoky ginger & honey tea

Ginger tea in teacup with biscuits

Our rich blend of lapsang souchong tea leaves with punchy root ginger, green tea and a drizzle of sweet honey makes a super-satisfying cuppa. If you're a fan of the classic ginger and honey tea, you'll love our flavourful variation. Take five minutes to brew our smoky ginger & honey tea, then sit back and sip at your leisure.

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2. Fresh mint tea

Glass tea pot with water and peppermint leaves inside

Refresh your tastebuds with a pot of vibrant green fresh mint tea. Just grab a handful of mint leaves and add boiling water to release its distinctive flavour and scent. Sweeten it according to your own taste with honey. You'll never go back to teabags once you've tried the real thing.

3. Green tea with grapefruit

Grapefruit and rosemary in teapot

Try our zingy green tea with grapefruit for a tasty twist on your classic herbal brew. Add a sprig of rosemary for an aromatic edge, or if you need a touch of sweetness, add some honey or agave syrup. To brew a second pot, leave the mixture to steep for 3-4 minutes rather than two to get the full flavour.

4. Rooibos & pear tea

Tea with pears

Our rust-red, caffeine-free rooibos & pear tea with sweet-smelling cinnamon and delicate pear is an impressive cuppa, but it's deceptively simple to make. Garnish with extra slices of pear to wow your guests at your next afternoon tea. The robust, slightly sweet flavour of the tea leaves pairs perfectly with light and fruity pear and full-bodied cinnamon spice.

5. Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon tea

Enhance your Assam leaf tea experience by introducing a fragrant cinnamon stick, transforming it into a warming cinnamon-spiced brew perfect for chilly days. Sweeten it with a dollop of honey to suit your tastes. Not just a warming drink, cinnamon also helps to defend against infection and protects against cold and flus.

Read more about the health benefits of cinnamon.

6. Camomile tea with honey

Tea in teacup with dried flowers in dish

Wind down in the evening with a calming cup of camomile tea with honey. Use dried camomile flowers with aromatic lavender to make this wonderfully relaxing herbal tea. The petals release a gentle, slightly sweet flavour with notes of honey and apple. A deliciously soothing mix.

7. Lemon & ginger tea

Lemon slices and ginger in mugs

Three key ingredients make up our lemon & ginger tea; it makes a punchy alternative to caffeinated drinks. Use fine slices of fresh root ginger and segments of lemon to create an invigorating mugful of flavour. Feeling a little under the weather or in need of a warming dose of vitamin C? Look no further. This is also the ideal tipple to soothe a sore throat. Sweeten it up with a squeeze of honey if needed.

8. Jasmine & ginger tea

Clear teapot with spices and orange

Pack in plenty of spice with our jasmine & ginger tea. Enjoy a cup with chai spices including cinnamon, star anise, cloves and ginger. Try adding a wedge of orange or clementine and a handful of frozen berries for a fruity tang. Our simple recipe makes enough for four people, so it's perfect for an impromptu gathering with friends.

9. Mint & mango iced green tea

Mango, mint and lime tea in jug and glasses

Cool down on a piping hot afternoon with our summery blend of mint & mango iced green tea. Mix up a pitcher for a crowd, then chill in the fridge until needed. Once it's cold, add the mango syrup, mint and chopped fruit for a satisfying refreshment. Try topping up with a dash of sparkling water for an easy mocktail you can make in just 15 minutes.

10. Matcha with vanilla

Matcha tea with vanilla pod

Swap your regular cup of coffee for this delicious green matcha with vanilla tea. This easy, Japanese-style drink boasts a rich, complex taste with lingering sweetness, and takes just five minutes to make. Want something with a little more body? Try our foamy, café-style matcha latte.

11. Blueberry & mint iced tea

Two jars of blueberry and mint iced tea with assorted fruits

Enjoy this refreshing crowd-pleaser at family picnics, barbecues, or parties. Including nutrient-rich blueberries contributes to your 5-a-day and adds fruity flavours.

Read more on the health benefits of blueberries and peppermint tea.

12. Chai tea

Three mugs of chai tea

Savour the comforting embrace of a spiced tea, perfectly paired with our delectable coconut chai traybake. For a vegan twist, substitute cow's milk with your preferred dairy-free alternative. We like almond milk in a chai tea, as its nutty undertones beautifully complement the warmth of the spices.

13. Iced hibiscus tea

Two high ball glasses of iced hibiscus tea with stirrers

Trying to avoid sugar-laden squashes? Iced hibiscus tea is a refreshing, low-sugar alternative that contains lots of beneficial compounds that act as antioxidants.

14. Turmeric tea

Turmeric tea

Explore your spice rack and try using turmeric in a soothing, caffeine-free tea. Infuse your pot with the vibrant flavours of ginger, orange, and honey for a sweet and zesty twist. Turmeric also brings numerous health benefits and aids digestion, making it an ideal choice for a post-dinner tea.

Read more about the health benefits of turmeric.

15. Rosemary & orange iced tea

Rosemary & orange iced tea

Keep cool in the summer with this aromatic infusion with orange, tea and rosemary flavours. It's a wonderful thirst-quencher on hot, balmy days.

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