Brought to you by our local weather’s crazy mood swings.
Only a few days ago, it was 25 °C outside. Then I blinked and we are back to sub-zero temperatures. Yesterday it was so sunny and warm we opened all the windows to let some fresh air in our apartment. Today, it’s snowing.
Between the warm summer days and the cold spring days, I’m left craving summer treats, yet longing for something warm and cozy at the same time. These conflicting cravings inspired me to make a warm version of iced tea. It’s reminiscent of my mother’s homemade iced tea, made with plenty of mint and lemon, and sweetened with honey.
Warm, Summer Tea for a Cold Spring
Makes 1 serving
1 orange pekoe tea bag
1-2 slices of lemon
1 tbsp mint infused honey from Sempels Honey
Place the tea bag and lemon in a mug. Cover with hot water. Let infuse a few minutes, to taste. Remove the tea bag, add the honey and mix. Enjoy!
Approximate nutritional value per serving (1 recipe): 60 cal., 17 g carbs., 0 g fat, 0 g fiber and 0 g protein.
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