Thanksgiving Tea Recipe: Minty Green Tea Anise

Soothing. Minty. My cup of tea.

Few nights ago, hubs and I were talking about food. Thanksgiving food to be specific. I was toying with the idea of just ordering our vegan spread this year but then again, the wanna-do-it-all bug in me kept bugging the right side of my brain. Plus, we have some relatives coming over so I want to make sure everything is prepped to my standards. Yep, including this original tea concoction I made the other day which we will call Minty Green Tea Anise.

Okay, that’s quite wordy. Tea in short. Fancy if you include the presentation, haha! (read a beginner’s guide on shopping for vegan groceries)

Minty Green Tea Anise Thanksgiving Tea Recipe

Here are the main stars of this tea recipe which all help with indigestion, bloating, GI upset, especially after a hearty Thanksgiving or holiday meal with the family! Don’t worry, the combination of this tea helps soothe, not the other way around.

Anise: sweet and aromatic, this flowering plant aids in digestion, bloating and constipation.

Cinnamon bark: helps with gas and diarrhea

Mint leaves: soothing effect, helps with gastrointestinal cramps

Loose green tea: packed with antioxidants

Mandarin orange: helps with cramps, also powerful antioxidant

Minty Green Tea Anise Thanksgiving Tea Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Minty Green Tea Anise Thanksgiving Tea Recipe
Minty Green Tea Anise
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

It’s the fusion of flavors and aroma that make this tea a must-have after a hearty meal, or just when you want to unwind, read a good book, light a candle, and sip. 

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Asian, English
Keyword: green tea
Servings: 2
Author: thefabzilla
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/4 tsp loose long green tea
  • 1/4 mandarin, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 teapot hot water
  1. Gather the anise, green tea, orange, cinnamon stick, mint leaves in the teapot infuser.

    Pour hot water. Seep 3 minutes.

So let’s talk about this gorgeous teapot that was sent to me by Root7.  It’s actually a cocktail set, two-fold for that matter because you can use it to whip up your gin or tea concoctions. It comes with infuser and two adorable teacups. One time I was facetiming with my mom, she noticed the fanciness of it all, I was sipping this tea and of course, she asked me about this teapot. Mom’s prying eyes, tell me about it, haha! The rainbow-tinted borosilicate glass adds a touch of elegance, don’t you think so? with the holidays fast approaching, I think this is a great gift idea for the hostess with the mostest! Or generally, to someone you know who appreciates the finer things in the most mundane things.

Let me know how you like this tea creation. Stay tuned for more original recipes from moi. For more comfort vegan recipes, check out my food tab!

Thanksgiving Tea Recipe Minty Green Tea Anise


  1. October 23, 2018 / 9:03 am

    This sounds absolutely DELICIOUS! Mint tea is so soothing, but this recipe looks even more tasty!

    • thefabzilla
      October 23, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Thanks and easy to do

  2. October 23, 2018 / 9:03 am

    This looks awesome! I love orange in tea!

    • thefabzilla
      October 23, 2018 / 9:20 am


  3. October 23, 2018 / 9:58 am

    I’ll try this tea recipe too. It sounds delicious and cozy! Keep those recipes coming!

  4. October 23, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I love your tea pot! And I love minty teas! I’ll have to try this.

  5. October 23, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Love your tea pot and love minty teas! I’m all about this!

  6. October 23, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    This tea sounds so refreshing and delicious. Your pictures are gorgeous.

    • thefabzilla
      October 23, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks much.

  7. October 23, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    The teapot is fantastic. I’m not a tea drinker but I’d become one if I had this.

  8. October 23, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    This sounds lovely, but I would have to leave out the cinnamon because it upsets my stomach.

  9. Ehmkay Nails
    October 23, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I’m actually not a mint and anise fan but I do love tea!

  10. Jen Walker
    October 23, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    This is totally my kind of tea! I love anise and green tea although I’ve never tried the combination together… yet!

  11. October 24, 2018 / 5:30 am

    I don’t love anise, but I would try this because it just sounds so good otherwise. I love the tea set!

  12. October 24, 2018 / 5:35 am

    I’ve just been getting back into drinking tea as the season has changed and the temps are starting to drop. This sounds delicious and love that it has so many great benefits. Definitely pinning this for later 🙂

    • thefabzilla
      October 24, 2018 / 9:16 am

      Thanks and let me know how you like it

  13. October 24, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Wow this sounds really good. Beautiful teapot too.

  14. 25 Sweetpeas
    October 24, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    Such perfect flavors for this time of year!

  15. October 24, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    I have to say….your pictures are so warm and inviting!! nailing it in the picture department!

    • thefabzilla
      October 25, 2018 / 12:08 am

      Thanks so much! I’m thrilled to hear/read that

  16. October 26, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    I’ve never tried mint tea before but it sounds delicious. I’m also loving that teapot!

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