Freezing Temps? Frigid Winter Winds?

Sounds like a perfect time for a hot cup of honey-drizzled tea

“It’s always teatime,” says the Hatter from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. And you’d have to be mad not to know winter is an especially good time for a hot cup of tea.

That’s probably why the people in charge of holidays made January National Tea Month. It’s usually cold, often snowy, and it’s the perfect time of year for us to revisit some of our favorite hot tea recipes – all of which include our beloved Sue Bee® honey and Aunt Sue’s® Raw & Unfiltered Honey.

Ready for teatime?

Photo of apple pie spiced hot tea.

Apple Pie Spiced Hot Tea


1 tbsp Sue Bee® honey

1/2 tbsp crystalized ginger

1 tsp whole allspice

1 tsp whole cloves

1/4 cup dried apple chips or dried apples

3 cinnamon sticks (2-inch size)

4 green tea bags


In medium pan, mix ginger, allspice, cloves, cinnamon sticks and 4 cups of water. 

Bring to a boil and reduce heat. 

Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. 

Remove pan from heat. 

Add apple chips and tea bags to spiced water mixture. 

Let tea steep for 5 minutes. 

Remove and discard tea bags, spices and cinnamon sticks. Makes 4 servings.

Photo of hot Irish whiskey tea.

Irish Whiskey Hot Tea Toddy


1 lemon slice

5 whole cloves

5 black peppercorns

1 bag black tea

1 broken cinnamon stick

Grated fresh nutmeg

2 tsp Aunt Sue’s® Raw & Unfiltered Honey

1 1/2 oz of Irish whiskey


Place two teaspoons of honey with 1 1/2 ounces of Irish whiskey in a ceramic mug.

Add tea bag, 5 black peppercorns, 5 whole cloves, 1 broken cinnamon stick, a squeezed slice of lemon, and grated fresh nutmeg.

Top with boiling water and serve.

Photo of honey chai tea latte.

Honey Chai Tea Latte


2 tsp whole fennel seeds

8 green cardamom pods

2 cinnamon sticks, broken up

10 black peppercorns

10 whole cloves

1 star anise, broken up

1/3 cup honey (use our Aunt Sue’s® Raw & Unfiltered Honey or try our new Sue Bee® Infusions™ Lemon Flavored Honey)

6 cups water

1 cup milk

5 black tea bags


Toast the spices in a medium saucepan over medium heat till fragrant.

Add water and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat, and add tea bags.

Steep another 5 minutes, then remove tea bags.

Strain, then stir in milk and honey and serve.

Quick and Easy Honey Lemon Green Tea


1 tbsp honey (try our classic Sue Bee® honey, or try our new Sue Bee® Infusions™ Lemon Flavored Honey)

1 lemon slice

Green tea bag

Hot water


Steep green tea with lemon slice to desired color.

Stir in honey and serve.

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