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Home visit: brew a warming festive tea

When it’s cold outside, give your guests a warm welcome with a mug of tea. See how festive flavours, such as cinnamon and orange, can put a spicy twist on your traditional brew…

A pot of tea and jars of seasonal spices.
A pot of tea and jars of seasonal spices.

Seasonal spices

Put orange segments, star anise, cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger in the bottom of a teapot, keeping some back for decoration. Then place loose-leaf black tea – known for its rich flavour – into the infuser. If your teapot doesn’t have an infuser, simply place the tea in the pot with the other ingredients. Pour boiling water directly into the infuser and brew for 10 minutes. Serve in glass mugs so you can see the rich colour of the tea, and float some of the extra dried ingredients on top.

Choose fresh

This spice-infused recipe is one of Anita’s favourites. She shared a pot with us when we visited her at home in Norway: ‘It’s nice to welcome guests with something warm and good. Herbal tea is a real boost for your health during the cold winter months and I prefer fresh ingredients to pre-flavoured teabags, the taste is more authentic.’ Enjoy!

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Interior stylist: Carl Braganza
Photographer: Benjamin Edwards