Hi folks, hope you all had relaxed and happy Thanksgiving with lots of good food. Without a break we are kicking off the second half time of the holiday season. It’s time for cookies, cozy food, tree decoration, happy gatherings and other pre-Christmas activities. In the upcoming weeks you will find lots of inspiration to make the waiting for Christmas easier.
We are starting with a wintery tea guide. Everybody who knows me, knows that I live on hot chocolate, but tea can be such a healthy and refreshing change to all the sugar and diary. In the past three weeks I have been consuming more tea than in the last two years. I have discovered so many new flavors and I’m starting to really enjoy it.
I thought I will share with you some of my favorites. Most of them are from David’s Tea Shop. They have a really huge assortment on tea, you can sample lots of teas before buying and the best thing you can buy every amount you like. Plus all the fancy names. How does it comes that I haven’t stopped by this store earlier? I hope you get some ideas how to stock your tea pantry this season. And if you don’t have David’s Tea Shop nearby but I’m sure there are other great tea stores with delicious and creative flavors. What is your favorite winter drink?
White Chocolate Frost – this herbal tea blend mixed with mint, white chocolate and peppercorns spices you up on cold winter days. | 1 1/4 tsp per cup, steep 4-7 min, let it steep for 7 min if you want it a little bit more intense.
Spiced Fig – cranberries, figs, almonds and cloves give this herbal tea a very sweet note. One of my favorites, when I feel hungry. | 2 tsp per cup, steep 6-8 min. Definitely steep it for 8, even 10 minutes.
Chocolate Chili Chai – this is your tea if you are looking for black tea with a twist. | 1 1/2 tsp, steep 4-6min ( tasted by my friend Nina)
Passion – a classic tea with hibiscus and orange peel for wintery mornings to give you a boost. I love to drink it in the morning, when I need something fresh. | 1 bag per cup, steep 5min, not longer otherwise it will be a little bit sour.
Santa’s Secret – Black tea with candy cane pieces. It’s something for a short break to give you new energy for the day. ( tasted by my friend Nina) | 1 1/4 tsp, steep 4-6min
Mom’s Apple Pie – green tea with a composition of cinnamon & dried apples. Apple Pie flavor without the guilt. This one is perfect for everyday and every time of the day. | 1 1/2 tsp per cup, steep 3-4min, or a little bit longer.
Sleight Ride – this herbal tea is a true taste ride; apple, hibiscus, raisins, cinnamon, almonds & coconut are everything we love about the holiday season. It feels like eating many cookies at once. | 2tsp per cup, steep 5-7min.
Ginger – after a heavy meal I always take this herbal tea to support my digestions. On a spicier side, but it’s a marvel. | 1 bag per cup, steep 5-10 min. If you want it really spicy let it steep for 10 min.