In the autumn depression, when the body does not have enough sun and useful vitamins, mulled wine and herbal tea will come to the rescue. Refreshing and invigorating mint tea, invigorating fruit tea and mulled wine will make autumn much more pleasant than usual. We present the top of the most delicious autumn hot drinks for body and soul.
Tea with mint
Promotes relaxation of smooth muscles of internal organs and gives peace of mind. At the same time, mint does not drive you to sleep, like linden or chamomile, but helps to maintain clarity of thought.
To make a mint drink, the plant can be combined with other herbs or green tea leaves. For one cup, you can take a couple of sprigs of fresh mint or a third of a teaspoon of dried. Such a drink is brewed quickly and after 5 – 8 minutes you can drink it.
Revitalizing rosehip tea
This drink is a source of vitamin C, which keeps our blood vessels elastic and supports immunity.
Making a drink with rose hips at home is simple: for one large cup you need 4 – 5 rose hips. It is best to prepare tea in a thermos: pour boiling water over mashed or whole berries and leave for at least 30 minutes. You can drink the drink with honey, sugar or chocolate.
Invigorating ginger drink
Ginger root has a delicious delicate lemon aroma and a pungent taste, for which some people call it “devil’s root”. Ginger tea saves from colds, heals a sore throat and supports immunity.
This tea should not only be brewed, but boiled for 5 minutes! For a liter of hot water, you need to take 2 teaspoons of finely grated ginger and half an orange to give an interesting flavor to the taste. You can not put sugar, but replace it with honey. When the water with ginger and orange boils for 5 minutes, you can pour the drink into cups, the main thing is not to forget to put honey in it.
Cinnamon and apple tea
This oriental spice perfectly disperses the blood through the vessels and warms up on cold evenings. The apple gives a juicy and summer taste to this drink.
Prepare tea with apple and cinnamon as follows:
- For 1 liter of water, take 2 tbsp. tablespoons of green or black tea, two finely chopped apples and 1 – 2 cinnamon sticks, and honey to taste.
- Then you need to bring the water with spices to a boil and boil for another 3 minutes.
- At the end, the drink should be removed from the heat and poured into cups, adding honey.
Intriguing tea with viburnum and mint
Everyone will love this unusual combination. Viburnum gives the drink a sour or even bitter tint, and mint is superbly refreshing. This drink is good for colds or loss of appetite.
Making tea is easy. You need to take 1 – 2 tbsp. tablespoons of dried viburnum, 1 teaspoon of mint in half a liter of water. Then you should boil the water, put the ingredients in it and insist in a thermos for about 20 minutes. You can add honey to the cup for sweetness.
The most important thing in this drink is not wine, as many think, but a set of spices. It is they who give mulled wine an unusual oriental aftertaste. Be sure to use cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg.
To prepare a classic mulled wine, you need to take spices and a bottle of dessert or dry red wine. To prepare a drink, wine with spices should be heated almost to a boil, close the saucepan with a lid and let it brew for about 10 minutes. During this time, the spices will give off their aroma and the wine will acquire the same amazing taste for which mulled wine is loved.
Non-alcoholic mulled wine
This drink is the undoubted hit of any autumn party for the whole family. For 4 – 5 people, you need to take 1 liter of sweet apple juice, 1 glass of boiled water, 1 orange, cinnamon, cloves, mint and nutmeg. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan or saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. As soon as the liquid boils, it must be poured into cups. Mulled wine can be served with fruit pie or homemade biscuits.