That’s right—January is National Hot Tea Month! And there couldn’t be a more fitting time. It’s warmed up a bit here recently, but I’m still drinking cups of hot tea at my desk all day just to stay warm.
If you like to get a bit more creative in the kitchen, check out the following recipes for inspiration. Back in August, we put five food bloggers to the test. Their task? To pair USA Pears with Tazo tea in an original (and tasty!) recipe. Here are the results:
Pears in Sweet Tea Syrup by Coconut & Lime
OK, so this isn’t technically “hot” tea, but you get the idea. As Rachel of Coconut & Lime says, “[This is] the quintessential summer drink.” File this one away for summer, I say!
Cinnamon Pear Dumplings with Ginger Tea Syrup by Eat, Live, Run
YUM. Cinnamon and ginger perfectly complement pears. As creator Jenna says of the dumplings, “They’re good for your soul.”
Spiced Ginger Pear Pie by In Good Taste
“If you’re looking for something sweet but not so sweet that you’ll immediately need something salty, this is the dessert you’re looking for,” says Maris of In Good Taste.
Spiced Pear Butter by Hangry Pants
“This is actually quite easy to make,” says Heather, “and tastes fantastic.” I’ll take her word for it!
Iced Ginger Tea with Honey-Macerated Fruit by Healthy. Delicious.
Again, maybe not the first thing you’re craving in the chilly middle of January, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind for the warmer months. The flavors of this “sangria-like iced tea” will deepen if you let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour or two before serving. Ahhh.
And lastly, a simple and tasty dessert by the pros at Tazo: Spicy Ginger-Poached Pears. They’re great for a group dinner or a weeknight treat. Celebrate National Hot Tea Month in a unique way—put down the mug, put on your creative cap, and mix pears and tea for an extra-special treat!