- 1/4 cup(s) elderflower concentrate
- 3 tablespoon(s) sugar
- 12 large sage leaves
- 1 bottle(s) (750 ml) sauvignon blanc
- 2 peaches, ripe
- 1/2 cup(s) raspberriesTo make white sangria, stir elderflower concentrate, sugar, and sage leaves with 750ml of sauvignon blanc. Add two sliced ripe peaches and raspberries. Let fruit mascerate 2 hours before serving.
Honey Lemon Tea Base
- one lemon
- Thinly slice lemon on mandolin and put in a canning jar or other airtight container. Fill to top with honey and let sit in refrigerator until lemon starts to disintegrate.
- Add to hot tea or very hot water for a perfect drink during the cold months, and very soothing to a sore throat!
Almond Iced Tea
- 2 cups Almond Flavored Tea
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 tsp Sugar
- Ice cubes
- 1/2 cup Heavy Whipped Cream
- Sliced almond for garnishMix the tea, milk, and sugar together and pour over ice in 2 tall glasses. Top with whipped cream and garnish with sliced almonds.
Homemade Chai Tea
Even if it takes longer to make than it does to drink, a real chai tea is like having your soul awakened from the inside. Yes, I thought of that myself. Chai tea aids digestion, is full of antioxidants, and gives you a light caffeine boost, so it is a pretty swell option for the afternoon slump (not that you get those when you eat right… but any excuse to stop for tea!)
In a big teapot, preferably in a charming pastel colour, brew for several minutes:
- 3 teaspoons of black tea
- 1 crushed cinnamon stick
- 1/2 a Vanilla bean, chopped
- 2 slices of ginger
- 1/2 a teaspoon of whole cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon of cardamon pods
- a couple twists of cracked black pepper (No really, it helps bring out the sweetness of the spices)
- Half a grated green apple
Serve with warmed milk of your choice (I find non-dairy milks like soy or almond work better), and stir in some organic honey to taste. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon for added class and flavour.
I know it takes time, but some of the best things in life just do. Just trust me on this one!
Whipped up some Captain America tea chocolate chip cookies this evening, per my brother’s birthday request :)
I used this recipe, and just switched the Captain America tea instead of the Ron Weasley blend. So good! The combination of the chocolate and the flavor from the tea is fantastic!
Chamomile and Lavender Tea
3 parts Chamomile
1 part Lavender
3 tsp sugar
a tea ball
11/2 cups boiling water
Instructions: Put water on to boil. Load the tea ball with the chamomile and lavender. Once the water is boiling put the tea ball in your favorite mug and pour the boiling water over it. Let steep for ten to fifteen minutes, add sugar and enjoy!