15 Tea Recipes That’ll Make You Feel Like a Potions Master

A couple of months ago my doctor made me stop drinking coffee and after a few days of having such an internal tantrum and threatening to give myself to the sea, I decided the answer to my longings was tea. Tea is very delicious! Plus a lot of teas have caffeine in them! Plus also mixing up different ingredients — a lot of which are herbs and leaves and crunchy things — to drink makes a person feel like they’re doing potions. You might even trick your mind into thinking you weren’t forced to give up coffee but instead chose to give up coffee to get in touch with your long dormant witch magic. So here are 15 tea recipes that are delicious. You can brew them in a cauldron or not; up to you.

Winter Chai (still tasty in the spring)

Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic

Pomegranate and Lime Iced Tea

Homemade Black Apple Tea Mix

Classic Sweet Tea

Peppermint Tea

Blackberry Sweet Tea

Rosy Black Tea

Coconut Chai Spritzer

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

Serendipi Tea

Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea

Rhubarb Iced Tea

Lemony Spiked Sweet Tea

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I’m a huge coffee lover but lately I’ve found myself craving tea. So this was a timely article

  2. The Lebanese around where I live brew a strong black tea and then drop a twig of mint in there.
    Along with some sugar , it’s absolutely fabulous!

    • I literally came to the comments to add that exact tea! I used to drink it all the time when I lived in Qatar and I loved it

  3. Thank you, I love my teas and partially to lotus, and/or cinnamon in my tea. Oh and those night time teas that help with lucid dreaming may work, and has cause me to wake up dysphoric.

  4. This is VERY relevant to my interests ???

    my current favorite is hot black tea with a spoonful of rosewater and a little bit of raw/demerara sugar. Now that it’s getting to be summer where I live I guess next step is to try it iced!

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