Spiced Tea Recipe and Sweetness Defined

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I bet most of your best friends are sweet. I know mine are. Your friends, like mine, are likely many other things, too, of course. They’re fierce, intelligent, strong, but they’re all sweet, even if in different ways. It turns out now there’s a name for each of the different, sweet, personality traits.

Wouldn’t it be great to know your own?

Colorful bracelet with a charm.

Thanks to the good folks at Truvia® for making this sweet post possible. As always, my comments, opinions, and my love for me-time are my own.

Sweetness Deconstructed

Now there’s a way to find out.

Everyone can use a little sweetness in their life, right? So Truvia® has teamed up with Vanessa Hill, the host of PBS’s psychology series BrainCraft, to launch a collection of content showing that Sweet Matters, including a personality quiz illuminating different types of sweet personality traits.

In partnership with Upworthy.com, Truvia has made it possible for you to take the quiz. It’s focused on sweet actions and sweet personalities, and you can find it right here.

I did it! Why not take a moment to take the quiz yourself? Then read on and I’ll share my results.

Jar with a cinnamon spiced tea mix, earrings and truvía packets

My results indicate I’m in the Tactfully Sweet category. Tactfully Sweet personalities are compassionate and start by making sure that they are their best selves first. I’m glad about that, because I love encouraging moms to practice self-care and to schedule their own me-time, which is exactly what I’m doing for myself today!

Here’s one example of how I like to do just that.

Time for Me

I enjoy relaxing by designing and making jewelry. I love everything about it from beginning to end. I like setting time aside for myself, gathering the jewelry making materials, sitting down with a warm cup of sweet, spiced tea, and letting my creativity flow. I always feel refreshed and contented afterward.

There is something about working with my hands that just makes me happy.

A floral tea cup with cinnamon spiced tea

So I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to take some me-time, just as I described, and create something for one of my sweet friends?

So I did. I set aside time and designed a bracelet, some earrings and created my own blend of comforting tea to give as a gift to a dear friend. In addition, I attached some of the Truvia Natural Sweetener packets, which now include uplifting sweet phrases on every packet, just like the ones below. Perfect, right?! To get your own, look for the Truvia 40 Natural Sweetener packets at your favorite market!

Below, I’ve included my recipe for a simple, spiced tea.

Truvía Natural Sweetener packets

If you make your own spiced tea, be sure to snap a photo and share it with us on social media using the #mamalatinatipsrecipes hashtag. I’d love to see it, and have a chance to share it as well. Here’s my own spiced tea mix recipe.

Silvia’s Spiced Tea Mix

Makes 4 servings

cinnamon spiced tea ingredients

Bring water to the boil, turn off heat. Add the spices, cover and let rest for 1 minute.

Using a coffee filter, cheesecloth or tea strainer, filter the tea into a teapot.

Sweeten with Truvía.

A few notes:

  • Stick to the 1 minute of resting, the orange zest can make the tea a little sour if you wait longer.
  • If you have fresh ginger, even better, add to your taste.
  • Please don’t skip the black pepper, you just need a small pinch, it will bring the flavors to life.

 

Jar with a cinnamon spiced tea mix, bracelet and truvía packets

How do you like to share your sweetness? Leave me a comment. Also, if you haven’t already, remember to visit Upworthy.com to take the sweet personality traits quiz to find out what motivates you to be sweet and kind. Then come back and share your results here or on social media using #mamalatinatips and #truvia

Enjoy!

Print the recipe

Cup of Spiced Tea
5 from 8 votes

Silvia's Spiced Tea Mix

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Resting Time1 min
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4 teacups

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 4-8  Truvía Natural Sweetener packets

Instructions

  • Bring water to the boil, turn off heat. Add the spices, cover and let rest for 1 minute.
  • Using a coffee filter, cheesecloth or tea strainer, filter the tea into a teapot.
  • Sweeten with Truvía.
Course: Hot Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make a sweet spiced tea?, Recipes with Truvia
Author: Silvia

Notes

Stick to the 1 minute of resting, the orange zest can make the tea a little sour if you wait longer. If you have fresh ginger, even better, add to your taste. Please don't skip the black pepper, you just need a small pinch, it will bring the flavors to life.

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Ann F. Snook-Moreau
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Ann F. Snook-Moreau

I love sipping tea as a part of my self-care, too. This recipe sounds like the perfect mix of spicy and sweet, perfect for warming up on a chilly day.

Brittany
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Brittany

I love tea so much! Spiced tea is so delicious. I love this idea and thanks for sharing the recipe!

Shannon
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Shannon

Yum! Might have to try this out tonight! Such a good night for a good cup of tea here with weather like we have !

Lexi
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Lexi

I am a huge fan of tea especially on colder days and nights! I have to try some of the spiced teas! I normally go for the basic breakfast or mint teas. Thank you for sharing I will try this recipe!

Amber Myers
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Amber Myers

Oh yum, I just love tea. I will have to try this for sure. I’m pretty sure I would enjoy it. It’s been a while since I’ve sipped on a good cup of tea.

Joan Cajic
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Joan Cajic

I love tea, I used to put tea masala in mine when I was back home but can’t find my masala here so I guess I will try this one.

kumamonjeng
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kumamonjeng

My “me” time is going to the gym and listening to my favorite songs to recharge. I feel great and powerful after my daily workout routine.

Jessi Joachim
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Jessi Joachim

I really enjoy spiced tea this time of the year! The weather cools down and it is a perfect way to have a little “me time” at the end of the day.

London Mumma
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London Mumma

I am not a fan of tea, herbal defo. I do love a chair latte though, super comforting.

Rupal Srivastava
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Rupal Srivastava

I love tea.. would definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing

Marysa
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Marysa

Sounds delicious, and ginger and cinnamon are so good for you! Thanks for the recipe – definitely giving this a try!

Heather
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Heather

We’re now in that season of gifting many many gifts to neighbors, teachers, coaches, etc. This would make a great addition to the lineup!

Princess Quinn
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Princess Quinn

I am not a tea person but I’m starting to learn to like it. Love all your creation, so cute!

Alejandra Graf
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Alejandra Graf

I would love to get a present like that! It is delicious and beautiful at the same time!!!
Love it!

Lindsay Joseph
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Lindsay Joseph

Making my own tea has never even crossed my mind. This is an execllent way to get some benefical spices in your diet for sure.

Easter Babe
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Easter Babe

Thanks for sharing the quiz and your recipe. I love adding orange zests.

Mom Life Optimized
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Mom Life Optimized

I don’t care for the taste of coffee, but I LOVE tea! Spiced tea is so soothing and especially in the Fall time.

rain
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rain

i love that you made the tea completely from scratch. I’ve heard grat things about Truvia. My aunt uses it all the time. I’ve haven’t tried it yet.

Kiwi
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Kiwi

I love the fun affirmations truvia has on their products. It would be a great day booster to read this to start off my day

Jennifer L
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Jennifer L

Oh wow this cinnamon spice tea looks delicious. These would be great to give as gifts for the holidays.

Swathi
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Swathi

I love homemade teas, especially your spiced one are really nice with cinnamon, ginger, orange zest. During winter cup of warm spice tea is always wonderful

May C
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May C

Yum! I’ve never made a spiced tea before, but this sounds delicious. I’m a little worried about the ginger though – do you think that overpowers the other flavors?

Enriqueta E Lemoine
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Enriqueta E Lemoine

I love when you do manualidades. This such a great idea!

Devyani
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Devyani

I love truvia. It does not have the weird after taste. The spiced tea recipe looks promising !

Mommy Sigrid
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Mommy Sigrid

I like kawaii stuff and your photos are so cute. Anyway, I am not so much into tea. The only thing I drink regularly is ginger with turmeric 🙂 I like it so much.

Echo
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Echo

How fun! I got the same result as you, “Tactfully Sweet” which makes sense, lol.