Tea Time: Purple Passion Tea Oatmeal

This morning I woke up craving the warmth of an herbal tea and the satisfaction of a hearty breakfast.  Upon examination of my cupboard, I discovered two bags of Tazo Passion Tea tucked away next to the oatmeal.  Instead of making tea, and also making oatmeal, I combined the two to create a sweet, purple, passion tea-flavored oatmeal!

This recipe is quick, delicious, and adds a unique twist to a breakfast staple.

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Ingredients:
1 cup water
2 Tazo Passion tea bags
1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not quick cooking or steel cut)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sugar (I used raw sugar)
2 tablespoons unsweetend vanilla almond milk

Directions:
1. Bring 1 cup water to boil in a small pot on the stove.  Place two tea bags in a cup, top with boiling water and let steep for 4-6 minutes.  Discard tea bags.
2. Place the tea into the same small pot.  Add the salt and bring to a rolling boil.  Once boiling, add the oats and reduce heat to medium.  Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
3. Add 2 tablespoons almond milk and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the oatmeal is slightly creamy.  Add sugar to taste, stir to fully dissolve, and serve.  Start with 1 teaspoon of sugar and add from there.  A full tablespoon will make it very sweet.  It’s always better to start with a little and add more later!

Recipe Note: I use two tea bags so the flavor really comes through.  If you prefer a lighter tea flavor, use just one tea bag.

Have you ever used tea as a base for your oatmeal?  If so, what flavors have you tried?

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