Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tea time

Tonight I am going to share a secret with you:

Licorice and peppermint tea.

Trust me, this one's a winner!  Here's the rub: Licorice root is naturally sweet -- sweeter, in fact, than sugar.  Together, the two flavors totally complement each other: at first you get the invigorating taste and scent of peppermint, and then the sweetness from the licorice.  All this from plunking two tea bags in a mug of boiling water.

It's genius.  I know.  You're welcome :)

In case you were wondering, I swear by Bigelow peppermint tea.  It's the most pungent mint tea I've tried, and it's great either by itself or with...

  • Stash licorice tea (pictured above)
  • Yogi Egyptian licorice tea (often sold in the organic/natural foods section of the supermarket)
*Note: The people at Yogi tea are one step ahead of me and already make an Egyptian licorice mint tea, which saves you the trouble of using two tea bags.  If only I were so smart!

It's back to the blustery winds of Boston tomorrow, where Major Homework will commence.  Something tells me I'm gonna need to break out the puffy coat.  Good thing I have something warm to drink!

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  1. Whoops! It seems as though you've forgotten to mention that it was your darling sister who introduced to you the amazing secret that is peppermint and licorice!

  2. Sigh... it's true! I'm afraid I'll probably be revealing a few of our family food secrets on this blog.