Is Spring finally showing its face where you are? Here the sun is shining on more days than not and the trees are finally green again. I’m happy to be out and about in the city trying to soak up every little bit of sunshine wherever I go.
It feels like I’ve been traveling non-stop this year. It’s almost as though I have just enough time to unpack, wash everything, see a couple friends and turn around and pack up again. I absolutely love it, but sometimes the changes in climate and the countless airplanes start to wear on me whether I like it or not. It’s especially bad this time of year with spring in full bloom and the pollen floating about.
So when I’m home, I’m constantly drinking some sort of tea. English breakfast (mostly), herbal, fruity – anything hot and flavorful will do. I relax the most with a tea in hand and this helps me recuperate and reenergize before the next big thing. When it’s cold out, I love the deep flavors of black tea but as the season changes I love something a bit lighter.
This citrus, ginger and mint tea is one of my favorites. It is just as perfect in the winter as it is in the spring or summer. The citrus is lovely and fresh and the ginger gives you a little warmth. And the mint- who doesn’t love a bit of mint in their tea? The combination packs a nutrient filled healthy punch, which is something I never say no to. I love to drink it while it’s piping hot but I have been known to forget about my drinks now and then around the house and I can say it tastes perfect cold too!
Citrus, Ginger & Mint Tea
- 1 whole orange, sliced
- 1 whole lemon, sliced
- 2 inches of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
- handful of fresh mint
Skewer the orange, lemon and ginger onto a wooden skewer, alternating each ingredient until the skewer is full. Place the mint and the skewer into a heatproof glass or large mug and fill with boiling water. Let brew for a couple minutes and then enjoy! Sweeten with a bit of honey if desired.