If you are lucky enough to be spending Mother’s Day with your Mom, instead of afternoon tea, treat her to a special breakfast. After all, the morning shows the day, and with a little effort, you could make it 100% delicious.
There’s a perfect tea for every occasion, and Mother’s Day is not an exception. Find inspiration for Mother’s Day breakfast and teas to serve with sweet and savoury meals.
1. Proper English Breakfast
If your mother is a traditional tea drinker, nothing can beat the proper English breakfast. What to serve? Bacon, sausages, toast with butter, beans, eggs and a cup of proper morning tea such as English Breakfast or English Black. Check out these English Breakfast tea recipes to make a cup of morning tea taste as delicious as possible.
2. Floral tea breakfast
For mothers that love flowers and floral flavors, rose scented blends will be a genuine delight. Prepare a cup of fragrant Empress Rajini or aromatic Blue Lady Grey sprinkled with lavender or a cup of traditional black tea served with a teaspoon with rose petals jam and serve with cupcakes decorated with icing and edible rose petals.
To make your own floral tea blend you will need:
- A teaspoon of black tea such as Assam, Keemun or Earl Grey
- 1 cup of water
- ½ teaspoon of dried edible rose petals
Bring water to a boil, blend black tea together with rose petals and place them into a teapot or an infuser. Add boiled water and steep for 3 minutes. Strain and add honey or other sweetener if needed.
3. Chocolate breakfast
Chocolate for breakfast? For special occasions like Mother’s Day, a chocolate breakfast is not only acceptable, but desirable too. Any chocolate and tea loving Mom will appreciate a tea infused hot chocolate or creamy milky tea made with chocolate tea blends. Try out this latte recipe with Chocolate Chai or Darling Herbal tea and learn which tea and chocolate pairs work the best here.
4. Fruity feast
If your Mom loves fruits for breakfast, you can give her a real fruity feast. Chose her favorite fruits and make a fruit salad served with some whipped cream and a fruit infused real or herbal tea.
To make fruit infused tea, you will need:
- 1 cup of boiling water
- A handful of fresh, washed, chopped fruit of your choice
- 1 teaspoon of honey (optional, fruit will already make it sweet)
- 1 teaspoon of tea such as Hathikuli black tea or Chunmee green tea
Bring water to a boil. Wash fruits, peel them if you need, and chop them into small pieces. Put fruit pieces and tea leaves into a teapot or an infusing basket and add hot water. Steep for 5, strain, add sweetener if needed and serve.
Learn how to pair fruit with tea here.
5. Cream tea
Tea with scones, clotted cream and jam of your choice is simple, classy and utterly delicious. Freshly baked scones will always taste the best, but the store bought scones may be as delicious. Serve them together with fresh clotted or whipped cream and jam. The best tea to serve? A cup of proper milk tea.
6. Pink tea treat
If you want to prepare the most unique, delicious and beautiful cup of tea, try Pink tea or Noon Chai decorated with some chopped almonds and edible rose petals. Serve Noon Chai with simple pistachio shortbread cookies.
7. Festive breakfast
A glass of sparkly wine for breakfast? Why not! Infuse it with tea to make it extra special and serve with a slice of your Mom’s favorite cake.
To make a sparkling tea you will need:
- 1 spoon of Earl Grey tea syrup
- 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- A glass of dry prosecco
Prepare a tea syrup following the recipe or buy a pre-made Earl Grey syrup. Add one spoon of tea syrup into a champagne glass and top up with prosecco. Add lemon juice and serve.
8. Casual breakfast
Casual and simple breakfast with a pot of good tea served with cream cheese bagel, egg salad or a chopped fresh cucumbers, mayonnaise and ham toast are a perfect choice for Moms that prefer lighter savoury breakfasts. Serve them with a pot of lighter fresh green tea such as Dragon Well.
To make smoked salmon and cheese sandwich you will need:
- Fresh bagels
- Smoked salmon slices
- Cream cheese
Cut the bagels into top and bottom parts, spread cream cheese onto the bottom part, add salmon slices and cover with the top part. Learn how to make the perfect cup of green tea.
9. Sweet breakfast
Serve pancakes served with cream and fresh fruits and paired with a cup of milk oolong tea make for a simple, sweet, but still light breakfast. Our choice? Pancakes with fresh peaches and whipped cream, served with a cup of Formosa oolong milk tea. Learn how to make milk oolong tea here.
10. Healthy breakfast
To make a super healthy Mother’s Day breakfast, use matcha green tea. Matcha tea powder is not only healthy, but perfect for making smoothies or simple oat bowls.
To make a delicious yet simple matcha smoothie you will need:
- ½ of ripe banana, frozen or fresh, peeled and chopped
- A handful of kale, frozen or fresh, washed
- 3/4 glass of cold semi-skimmed or almond milk
- 1 heaped teaspoon of matcha tea powder
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
Add banana, kale, and milk into your blender. If you prefer a slushy texture, use frozen ingredients. Add sifted matcha tea powder and the optional ingredients if you want to make it sweeter. Blend for 30-60 seconds. Pour into a glass and serve.
Want to give your mother more than just a delicious breakfast? Check out these Mother’s Day gift ideas.