National Hot Tea Month

The decorations are down and the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over.  It’s January!  My favorite thing to do when it’s cold and dreary outside is cuddle up in my reading chair wearing sweats and fuzzy socks, along with a couple of great cookbooks to read and a hot cup of tea.  All is calm when there is a cup of hot tea in my hand.

Lipton tea, Tetley Tea, Twinings Tea, Davids Tea, Tim Hortons Tea

Did you know that January is National Hot Tea Month?  Well, it is.  Hot tea is my go to drink, day or night, during the winter months.  Especially when I’m feeling like a cold is trying to catch up with me or when it’s cold outside, or when I’m feeling down.  Hot tea always makes me feel so much better.

 Today, I’m sharing my 3 favorite hot teas with you.

  1. When I’m not feeling so great, but I don’t have a cold (yet) this tea is a great immune booster.  In a cup put an 1/8 teaspoon Tumeric, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon unfiltered honey along with a green tea bag, the the tea bag steep for about 3 minutes and remove the tea bag.  Top it off with very hot water and a splash of milk.
  2. If you do have a cold nothing soothes like a Hot Toddy.  In a cup place one shot (1 ounce) of whiskey, 1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and a tablespoon of honey, along with a black tea bag.  Top off with very hot water.  If you would like you can also add some spices like: nutmeg, cinnamon, or cloves.
  3. And my morning tea.  A tea bag of english breakfast tea, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and a splash of 1/2 and 1/2.


So, if you haven’t had a cup of hot tea this year, go ahead and get yourself one.  What are you waiting for?

What is your favorite hot tea?

**Always be very careful when drinking very hot tea, you could get burned.


Until Next Time…



  1. Sheryl says:

    Every day I vouch to substitute at least one cup of coffee with tea instead, but I always reach for my coffee. Maybe this will inspire me to finally make myself some tea!

  2. Cheryl Nicholl says:

    Now you’re talking! LOVE my tea. All kinds. Hot and cold. Oddly I like my hot tea with honey and my iced with no sweetener. But I’ll take it anyway I can sip it! Love your hot toddy recipe. Thanks!

  3. Heather Serra says:

    I had no idea it was national hot tea month! How cool! It’s been my main drink of 2016 so far. I’m totally digging an orange zinger right now. My nostalgic go-to is chamomile. My mom use to make that for me all the time growing up.

  4. Nakeya says:

    Great article. I am a big hot tea drinker. I even carry an emergency tea bag in my purse, in case the restaurant doesn’t have any. Lol. My fav us Earl Grey, but basically I enjoy any black tea. I normally just take it with sugar and lemon only.

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