Now that it pretty much feels like the depths of winter here in Brentford and Christmas is just around the corner, we’ve been turning our attention to yummy warming tea based tipples.

Firstly, a hot spiced winter punch - Whip this one up at your forthcoming festive parties!

Hot spiced winter punch (serves 2)

In a saucepan, boil up 100ml of water with 2 spiced winter tea temples, brew for 3-5 minutes

pour in 100ml of fruit juice such as orange or pineapple, and 150 ml of ginger beer

add 100ml of spiced dark rum

simmer the mixture for 5 minutes, try not to boil

garnish with orange and sliced ginger – and enjoy!

Baileys and chai, what a dreamy combination…this iced chai latte is surprisingly warming!

Baileys iced chai latte (serves 1)

pop 1 chai tea temple into a mug or latte glass

just cover the tea temple with boiling water (only an inch)

leave to brew for 3-5 minutes

add 50ml of Baileys, a dash of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten

top up with cold, frothy milk and a few ice cubes

sprinkle with cinnamon for extra fanciness

Yum – let us know how you get on in the comments below!