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Is anything more soothing or relaxing than a good cup of tea? It took me until I was in university to appreciate tea, mainly because it felt like the grown up thing to drink when friends popped over to visit me in halls. But now I legitimately love my cups of tea. I sip a de-caffeinated brew when I wake up and enjoy various different flavours during the day. This tea recipe is a perfect natural alternative to de-caff teas and can be completely customised to your taste.


This recipe is perfect if you have been searching for your perfect tea blend and fancy trying to make your own, there are only a few rules to follow and you can add anything to your tea that you like.

I was recently gifted my dream teapot from my friends at Cloudberry Living. I have been eyeing up these Marimekko pots for years and I was absolutely thrilled when I finally received one. I also picked out a set of two amber coloured "Socks Rolled Down" glasses which I first spotted in a Marimekko store in Oslo back in 2011. I've had a long love affair with Scandinavian table wear and I have really been enjoying using my new teapot with my homemade blend.


Here's a simple list of ingredients that you'll need for your tea.

Your choice of tea leaves, I chose white but go for whatever you like best. Black, white, green, herbal whatever floats your boat will work.

I also added the following aromatics

Dried lavender
Dried whole chamomile flowers
Lemongrass
Dried peppermint

Blend your loose leaf tea and your favourite dried flowers, herbs or spices and store in an air tight container to keep it as fresh as possible. When making a cup of tea always use freshly drawn water from the tap and bare in mind that all teas brew at different temperatures. White and green teas have delicate leaves, and therefore require below boiling water temperatures between 170 and 185 degrees. Black and herbal teas brew best at a full boil temperatures of 208 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

Brew your tea for at least two minutes and enjoy with or without milk depending on your blend.




Thanks so much to the team at Cloudberry Living who gifted me the Marimekko tea pot and the glasses.

Let me know if you try making your own tea, I'd love to hear your recipes!


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11 comments

  1. I love my tea but have never tried to make my own, I'm definitely going to give this a go but am a little sad I don't have a lovely teapot like yours, that really is beautiful! #HomeEtc

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    1. Thank you! You could start off pretty simply with black tea and lavender? That's a great combo!

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  2. Oh my, that tea pot is just beautiful! and the glasses (great name). I used to blend passionflower tea with earl grey, that was really nice, but you've inspired me to be more adventurous and blend separate tea ingredients - I'll try your blend for sure, thanks for sharing #HomeEtc

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    1. The glasses have the best name! They remind me of winter time when you have chunky wool socks on!

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  3. As lovely as the tea sounds I was disgraced by your amazing teapot …. So great to have found your lovely blog via #HomeEtc.

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    1. Thank you :) I feel so lucky to finally have this teapot, it's lovely to use.

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  4. It took until I was in hospital following the birth of my daughter to appreciate a cup of tea and only then because it was the only drink the nurses would offer to bring to your bed! I'm now in the main an Earl Grey drinker but it certainly seems worth the effort to attempt blending my own tea... If only so I can justify owning one of the fabulous Marimmekko tea pots!
    So pleased to have discovered your blog, I have added it to my Bloglovin list!
    Tamsin xx

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  5. I have to admit I'm a coffee fiend but I do love a cup of chai tea in the evening and I'd love to have a go at making my own blend! That teapot is beautiful!! Love your blog, working my way thru your posts! X

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  6. We make our own Chai — after being inspired by one of the boys' godfathers who is Indian. For some reason it hadn't occurred to me that you could make your own!! His mum still makes it for him and it was a bit spicy for me so we blended a toned down version!! LOVE it! And love the gorgeous teapot too — Cloudberry have some gorgeous things don't they? I could send a fortune on their site! Thanks so much for linking up with us lovely! Caro x #HomeEtc

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  7. Nancy you are so cool. I love this! Off to try this now... Thanks for sharing & linking up! Love Jess xx

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  8. Wow! I love this. I do love a fair few cups of tea a day.

    That teapot is stunning too.
    #HomeEtc

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