Combining tea or herbs and sugar into cubes which can just be placed into a mug of hot water any time or place makes a great blessing for any occasion. They are easy to make by finely grinding equal amounts of tea leaves or dried tea herbs and sugar plus optional spices and then adding enough extract or water to moisten. The mixture can then be placed in molds and dried to create a variety of shapes just like making shaped sugar cubes in this earlier post.
Package cubes in re-sealable plastic bags and insert in a decorative bag in a pretty mug plus include the following directions for use: place a cube into a mug then add boiling water to instantly dissolve the sugar and the tea and spices will settle to the bottom – no timing or straining required. Enjoy!
Here are some possible combinations, but your creativity is unlimited:
Winter Mint – rooibos, spearmint, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sugar
Sweet Spice – rooibos, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and sugar
Zesty Lemon – lemon verbena, lemon myrtle, lemon zest and sugar
Cinnamon Grey – Earl Grey tea, cinnamon, orange zest and sugar
Hibiscus High – hibiscus, rosehips, orange zest and sugar
Chai Spice – rooibos, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, vanilla extract and sugar
“Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers.””