When it comes to staying alert and productive at home, preparing a warm cup of tea to kickstart the day often finds itself on the top of my list. There’s just something inherently comforting about tea that puts it a cut above other morning beverages. Because like everyone else, we’ve had a little more time to linger in the kitchen, we have curated four different homemade tea recipes that you can recreate with really accessible props and ingredients.

All tea-making essentials can be found on Shopee — UOB Cardmembers get exclusive deals on Shopee too so read on!

Getting Started

To get started, you would need to prepare:

  1. Your ingredients
  2. A kettle
  3. A teapot 
  4. Teacups (or any cup of your choice)
  5. A tea strainer

 

Get it from Shopee:

Transparent Heat-resistant Teapot with Removable Infuser  | Ceramic Teapot With Rope | Heat Resistant Glass Gongfu Teapot 

Flower Edge Tea Strainer | Reusable Loose Spice Mesh Tea Strainer


1. Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Green Tea

Flavour Profile:
A mild sweet floral taste that is rich in fragrance.

 

Benefits:
Acts as a nerve relaxant, provides support to your immune system and promotes healthy skin. 

You Would Need:

 

  1. A Green Tea Teabag 
  2. Dried Chrysanthemum Flowers 
  3. Goji Berries 

Get it from Shopee:

BOH Sencha Green Teabag Sachet | 50g Chinese Chrysanthemum Tea Flowers | Emperor Goji Berries

 

Brewing Guide:

  1. Place green tea teabag into a teapot and pour 3 cups of boiling water over it. Let it steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Grab a handful of dried chrysanthemum flowers and goji berries and place them into the teapot.
  3. Gently stir the teapot and let it steep for another 3 minutes.
  4. Place a tea strainer over your cup and pour tea.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Pair It With:
A slice of cake from your favourite local bakery and a relaxing Spotify playlist.


2. Butterfly Pea Lemon Tea

Flavour Profile:
Slightly earthy with a tinge of lemon.

 

Benefits:
Packed with antioxidants to protect your body from cell damage.


You Would Need:

  1. Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers (dried or fresh) (Shop)
  2. A Slice of Lemon
  3. Honey 

Get it from Shopee:

Multi Floral Raw Honey | Origins Organic Raw Honey | Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

 

Brewing Guide:

  1. Place 10-15 Butterfly Blue Pea flowers into a teapot and pour 3 cups of boiling water over.
  2. Add a tablespoon of honey.
  3. Mix well and let steep for 3 minutes.
  4. Place a tea strainer over your cup and pour tea.
  5. Squeeze a slice of lemon into cup. (Watch it turn purple!)
  6. Add a couple of ice cubes if you would like your tea cold.
  7. Enjoy!

Pair It With:
A scoop of ice cream and a motivated mindset.


3. Lemon Myrtle Mint Tea

Flavour Profile:
A mild lemon taste that is extremely aromatic. Ends off with a slight minty flavour.

Benefits:
Has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to ease the symptoms of sinus, cramps and headaches.


You Would Need:

  1. Lemon Myrtle Leaves (Shop)
  2. Mint Leaves (Shop)

Brewing Guide:

  1. Place a small handful of Lemon Myrtle leaves into a teapot and pour 3 cups of boiling water over.
  2. Add 5-10 mint leaves.
  3. Mix well and let steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
  4. Place a tea strainer over your cup and pour tea.
  5. Enjoy!

Pair It With:
A detox clay mask and a lighthearted conversation over Facetime with your friends.

4. Spanish Needle and Raisin Black Tea

 

Flavour Profile:
A mildly sweet base with a slightly raw undertone.

Benefits:
Relieves stomach problems and has anti-inflammatory properties.

You Would Need: 

  1. A Black Tea base of your choice
  2. Spanish Needle Flowers (Shop)
  3. Raisins

Get it from Shopee:

BOH English Breakfast Teabag Sachet | Twinnings Black Tea Variety Pack

Brewing Guide:

  1. Place a black tea base of your choice (we chose English Breakfast Tea) into a teapot and pour 3 cups of boiling water over it. Let it steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Grab a small handful of Spanish Needle flowers and raisins and place them into the teapot.
  3. Gently stir the teapot and let it steep for another 3 minutes.
  4. Place a tea strainer over your cup and pour tea.
  5. Enjoy!

Pair It With:
A craft activity and a breakfast toast.

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Working from home doesn’t necessarily mean hibernating in your room all day. May these tea recipes remind you to take a break, have a moment to yourself and let creative ideas flow!

 

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With Love,

Steph

Stephanie Low

Stephanie Low

Content & Community Manager at The DC Edit

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