Homemade Tea and Coffee Blends

I always enjoy making homemade gifts for friends, relatives, and co-workers for the holidays. I generally make cookies, candy, or cakes as I love to bake. This year I decided to make my own coffee and tea blends. Most everyone I know like either coffee or tea and I thought this would be a fun sampler to receive.

I put the blends in mini zip top bags and then printed out custom labels on the computer for each blend. I bought tins to put the tea mixes in and gave them with a tea ball and a jar of honey. I also bought tins for the coffee. I either gave the coffee with two mugs and chocolate, or a jar of creamer and chocolate. These mixes are easy to create and you can really mix any flavor you can think of! Get creative! My only word of advice is to try the blend yourself before you give it to anyone as a gift.

Tea Blends (my own creation)

Lemon Black Tea Blend:

1 c. loose black tea

1 T. dried lemon peel
1 t. lemon extract
1. Put the black tea into a bowl. Add in the lemon peel and lemon extract. Stir well. Let sit for 10 minutes to dry then package in a zip top bag or place in a tin.

Citrus Green Tea Blend:

1 c. loose green tea
1 T. dried orange peel

1 T. dried lemon peel
½ t. cinnamon
1 T. dried cherries (optional)
1. Place the green tea in a bowl. Add in the orange and lemon peels. Sprinkle in the cinnamon. Add cherries if desired. Mix well and package in a zip top bag or a tin.
Coffee Blends (my own creation)
Vanilla Medium Blend:
1 c. medium roast ground coffee
1 t. vanilla extract

1 vanilla bean

1. Scrape out half of a vanilla bean and put it in a bowl. Add the ground coffee and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. Let dry for 1 hour. Package in zip top bag or an air tight tin.

Pumpkin Spice Blend:

1 c. mild roast ground coffee (I use breakfast blend)
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. cinnamon

1. Put all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and package in zip top bags or air tight tins.

Peppermint Mocha Blend:

1 c. mild roast ground coffee (I use breakfast blend)
3 T. milk chocolate chips
1 t. cocoa powder
2 t. peppermint extract
1. Put the chocolate chips and ground coffee into a food processor and mix until the chips are ground. Place in a bowl. Add in the cocoa powder and peppermint extract and mix well. Let dry for 10 minutes then package in zip top bags or air tight tins.

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  1. says

    these make fabulous gifts..but also are good tips for my own flavored coffee blends…you know…that i can keep for myself 😉 thanks for the great ideas and for sharing them with tuesday night supper club!

  2. says

    I just finished my last one. I think the peppermint was my favorite with the pumpkin coming in as a close second. I have to make these, I’ve been so spoiled with them now! Thanks again, Heather!

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