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Aunt Petunia's Homemade Tea Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #4)

Hello! Welcome to My Harry Potter Kitchen - this is the series where I'm baking my way through the Harry Potter books creating recipes for all the food and drink from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (and the Muggle world too!). Last week's recipe was for a Giant Homemade Krispy Kreme - the perfect size for Uncle Vernon.

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Our quest to find all the food from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone continues in Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived, just as Uncle Vernon returns home from work.

"Mrs Dursley came into the living-room carrying two cups of tea"

It doesn't get more British than a good old cup of tea - and I don't think this will the last time we'll see a cup of tea mentioned in Harry Potter. But have you ever wondered how to make the perfect cup of tea?

Don't worry, this week I'm not just going to show you how to make a cup of tea by adding hot water in a mug. We're going to take things back slightly and make homemade tea bags that you can flavour to your suit your preference. Each one of ours is going to be inspired by the Hogwarts Houses (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff) and we'll also be creating some colourful lightning bolt tags for each tea bag in this Harry Potter-inspired recipe.

Homemade Tea Bags Ingredients:

(makes 20 tea bags)

for the Krispy Kreme dough

  • 20 tbsp loose leaf tea

  • flavours or botanicals of your choosing

(I've gone for juniper berries for Ravenclaw, cardamon for Slytherin, pink peppercorns for Gryffindor and hibiscus for Hufflepuff)

additional equipment

  • disposable tea bags

  • card in assorted colours (for the tags)


  1. To create your lightning bolt tags, cut your card into small pieces and then draw your lightning bolts on top. Cut out and pierce a hole in the top corner. (Wizard tip! Leave a good few millimetres gap to prevent it ripping later)

  2. Get your disposable tea bags and fill with a tablespoon of your favourite loose leaf tea. Then add in a few of your flavours or botanicals.

  3. Pull the tea bag closed and then thread the string through the hole in your lightning bolts. Tie a knot to secure and then cut off any excess

  4. Pop the kettle on to boil, place 1 tea bag into each mug and then fill 3/4 of the way up with hot water.

  5. Allow the tea to brew for 3-5 minutes depending on how strong you like it and then remove the teabag.

  6. Add sugar, sweetener or milk to taste and serve while hot

So that's how to make the perfect cup of tea at home, personalised to your tastebuds! This is great to have in your cupboard or to give to your favourite Potterhead as a Harry Potter gift! Planning on giving this recipe a go? I'd love to hear which flavour combinations you go for. Why not follow me on Instagram and share it with the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen

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