Friday, January 27, 2017
Lemon and Mint Tea
Since I received my electric kettle for my birthday last month, I have been crazy about tea. I am normally a big fan of coffee, but I swear it's been 1 month that I haven't had a cup of coffee. I wasn't so sure about liking tea at first, but it has now become a daily pleasure.
I've been drinking a lot of tea from Maison Bourgeon that I bought at the Christmas market in Metz. Because I bought 3 100-grams packs of tea, the lovely salesperson gave me the tea ball for free.
Here's their website - click here - if you're interested.
I know that when I finish what I have on-hand, I will definitely order some more.
I highly recommend this!
It goes pretty well with my afternoon snack. Hihihi.
But what I've been drinking these past days is Lemon and Mint Tea and I've been dying to write about this here. It might not be anything special to some, but for me? I thought to myself why haven't I been drinking this all these years??? Not that I regret all those coffee I've had. *hello Starbucks*
But still ....
So we celebrated MR's birthday last weekend and I organized a cooking workshop at home. Sushi and Summer Rolls. It was fun and my 8 year old daughter revealed to be an excellent sushi maker! But as usual, I had prepared more ingredients than needed and I was left with a bag full of fresh mint.
What do I do with fresh mint?, I asked myself.
I love fresh mint. Especially in drinks. Mojitos. So why not in my daily tea?! Yes!!!
It's quite simple to make really.
What I like to do first is choose a tea. I had an open box of Lord Nelson's Lemon Green tea from last year, which I am eager to finish. I hate to throw away things, especially food and drinks.
Then, I add hot water from my 1-month old White and Brown Electric Kettle which I absolutely love. It's aesthetically beautiful and pretty convenient to use.
After 4 minutes, I remove the tea bag. This depends on the type of tea you use. It should be indicated on the box, as well as the ideal water temperature.
Then, I add the juice of half a lemon. If I don't use fresh lemons, I add 1-2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice.
After that, I add a tea ball of mint leaves to the mug, never removing it while I drink. I like the strong taste of mint.
And finally, I sweeten with either sugar or preferably some honey.
At last, I take a quick instagramable photo and enjoy! *kiss*