7 Ways to Celebrate with Christmas Tea
Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Don’t we all want to feel your best during the holiday season? With all the delicious temptations that come with holiday festivities, we need something to keep us on track with our health goals. Incorporating tea into your holiday celebrations is a great way to help keep yourself on track and still enjoy yourself with family and friends.
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Here are 7 ways to celebrate with Christmas tea this season or all year long!
Make a Christmas Cocktail or Mocktail
Want to know how to enjoy tea in a more sophisticated way? Consider turning one of your favorite teas into a nighttime cocktail or even mocktail. We find this is one of the most fun ways to drink tea.
Throw a Holiday Tea Party
A dinner party isn't the only way to celebrate the holiday season. A holiday tea gathering with loved ones can be just as fun too. Invite guests to come in their favorite holiday ensembles to enjoy cups of seasonal tea and small bites.
Make a Tea Latte
Switch out your regular coffee based latte for a tea based one. You can have all the taste of a latte, but better for you! Don’t forget to serve it up in a fun holiday mug.
Five Minute Hibiscus Tea Latte
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 scoop Amla Green Hibiscus
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- Make the tea using 1 scoop Amla Green Hibiscus and 1/2 cup water.
- Add the milk and maple syrup to a small saucepan. Heat the milk to 150°F (measure using a thermometer): this is hot with some small bubbles forming around the outside, but not simmering. The exact temperature is helpful for getting the perfect foam (if you don’t have a thermometer you can approximate).
- Use a hand frother, whisk, or French press to foam the milk into small, even bubbles. (Pour the tea into a cup. Gently pour the milk and foam into the center of the tea.)
How about a Christmas feast... for breakfast! Invite your pals over for some indulgent, delicious brunch recipes. This is a great time to break out those tea cocktails and lattes!
Make Holiday Popsicles
Make your own popsicles! This is even a fun way to get your kids to drink tea…or eat tea, should I say? Fill up some popsicle makers with your favorite tea and add a few fruit slices for extra fun. Let them freeze overnight and you’ll have a healthier version of one of the best snacks.
Christmas Cookie Swap
There's a reason you get invited to these every year. Have everyone bake their favorite kind of holiday cookie the night before, then meet up to exchange. Fig cookies are especially health-friendly and in keeping with the season. You can even sprinkle some antioxidant goodness right into the batter!
Christmas Pajama Party
You don't need high heels and Spanx for a successful Christmas party. Have your girls over for a night of tea, or tea cocktails, and Christmas flicks in your comfiest PJs. Include a game like Romantic Comedy Bingo to keep the evening lively. Create bingo cards that have common rom-com events, like “Bumps into Hot Guy on the Subway,” and see who can get bingo first!
Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, is a cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness, he first reduced his own insulin usage by more than 40%, and has educated thousands of people with all forms of diabetes how to reverse insulin resistance using food as medicine. Cyrus earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at the Plant-Based Nutrition and Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant Stock, and has been featured on Forks Over Knives, NPR, PBS, KQED, Fast Company, and is the author of the upcoming book Mastering Diabetes.
- Cyrus Khambatta