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.

39 thoughts on “Spiced Tea Recipe and Sweetness Defined”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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?

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