Fall is quickly approaching which means all the holidays will be here soon. And with the holidays comes gift giving. September makes me want to get out my sewing machine, make cards, bake, and all that other crafty stuff. It just makes me feel good.
As I was feeling all crafty and creative I was also writing the Billy Gorilly Family Newsletter. I wanted to include Family Friendly recipes that the kids could help make, and would also be perfect for gift giving. As I was thinking, I remembered “Friendship Tea”. My mother-in-law was the first one to share this recipe with me many years ago. I have fond memories of this special tea. She did not have much money, but she always gave very thoughtful loving gifts. I knew that this gift was from her heart, and her way of showing us how much she cared. I would be reminded of her love over and over until I finished the last bit of tea mix.
This recipe is easy to make and I’ve included a gift tag template
My husband also loves this tea. When I was taking pictures of the finished product my husband asked if he could have some, so I made him a cup of “Iced Friendship Tea” garnished with a slice of lemon. His response was “yum this is really good, can I have some more”. After 2 glasses of tea I did what any good wife would do and reminded him that this does have sugar, so drink accordingly.
Friendship Tea would be a perfect thoughtful little gift for your girlfriends, teacher, hostess, or just about anyone.
You can store the mix in clean recycled glass jars, or purchase fancy jars. Just make sure the jars have airtight lids. I created gift tags (my gift to you) to adorn the jars, which include instructions on how to make the tea . Tie the tag to the jar with a ribbon and you are set to go.
Ingredients you will need: Print Recipe Card and Gift Tags
Cinnamon & Clove
Containers to store mix
Printer for gift tags and recipe card (optional)
Mix ingredients in large bowl, then store in airtight containers. How easy is that!
Kids will have fun stirring the ingredients, learning how to measure, and about sharing with others.
I hope you enjoy making this as much as I do.