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Afternoon Tea Party at Home with Cucumber Sandwiches & Snacks

High teas and afternoon teas are great, but they can be a bit on the formal side. A casual afternoon tea with snacks and games can be a great alternative. Throwing your own party means you can control the budget, select your favorite finger food and enjoy a creative activity if so desired. We have …

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Ultimate Guide to Using Foraged Spruce Tips: Teas, Syrups & Preserves

Living in rural Minnesota has given me access to a wide range of spruce trees. In early Spring the tender tips can be harvested and made into teas, infused sugars, syrups and even baked goods! Check out this guide to harvesting and using spruce tips in delicious, creative ways. Jump to: RECIPE: Spruce Tip Tea …

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Mexican Ponche Navideño: Christmas Punch With Tequila

Looking for a hot drink to serve for the holiday season? This year, let’s skip the mulled wine and go for a warming classic from Mexico instead. Mexican ponche navideño is a traditional fruit punch bursting with comforting flavors and a spiced aroma that will make your home smell heavenly. Serve it like a tea …

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White Tea Cocktail With Cucumber & Sparkling Water

Looking for a refreshing and subtle drink to serve on a hot summer’s day? Or maybe something to remind you of the sun during the dark winter months? This bright white tea cocktail with cucumber, thyme, honey and a splash of sparkling water or sparkling wine is perfect for any time of year. Jump to:RECIPESubstitutions …

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Holiday Cranberry Apple Tea in the Crockpot: (with or without spirits)

This winter, warm up with a hot cup of tea prepared using a simple homemade cranberry apple syrup (and, of course, an optional splash of rum or vodka). This spiked cranberry apple tea is easy to make in a crock pot for a crowd, or just for yourself – for the holidays and beyond! Jump …

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Top 10 gifts for Herbal Tea Lovers (+ Hibiscus Tea Recipe)

Looking for something to give the herbal tea enthusiast in your life? Whether they’re just starting out their tea journey or are a long-time connoisseur, Farm to Jar’s top 10 gifts for herbal tea lovers has something for every tea aficionado. Plus bonus hibiscus tea recipe! Jump to: RECIPE for Hibiscus Tea | Gifts for …

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Cold Mexican Drinks for Hot Summer Days

I don’t know about you, but as I’m writing this, summer is in full swing and temperatures are blazing. I’ve been having non-stop cravings for icy cold, sweet drinks to cool me off for weeks. Luckily, many of our southern neighbors are used to things getting toasty during the summer months, so let’s take an …

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Best Herbal Homemade Tea Blends to Make from Your Garden

Have you decided to start your herbal tea garden? Many herbs can be dried or used fresh to make herbal teas (sometimes known as tisanes) and enjoyed on their own…but not all of them taste that great. This guide will help you with herbal tea blends that have full and unique flavors. This post may …

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Best 10 Herbs to Grow for Homemade Herbal Tea Blends

Loose-leaf teas and expensive organic blends of tea are all the rage, but did you know there’s a cheaper (and more fun!) alternative? Most of the popular herbs used for herbal teas (better known as tisanes) are actually a breeze to grow at home. Homegrown herbal tea blends are infinitely more fresh, which means more …

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