|The weather today|
Today's tea is Santa's Secret.
I steeped the tea with 2 tablespoons PER FOUR CUP POT, and steep it 5 minutes. So it's pretty strong. I also stir the leaves while it steeps so all of the candy cane sprinkles dissolve.
Then I add 1/3 cup skim milk (use whatever milk you have), heat that fucker up. I microwaved it on high
To that, I add 2 teaspoons of vanilla agave, stirred it around.
Then poured that awesome hot milk and agave mixture directly into my pot of hot freshly brewed tea, gave it a quick stir.
Then I drank it. All of it. Because it was yummy and I put effort into making it
It tasted creamy, vanilla-y, with tiny peppermint afternote. If I had plain peppermint tea, I'd add just a sprinkle more. Like a literal pinch. Just so the afternote becomes a bit stronger.
It inspired me to try this with a bunch of my other black teas, but switch to my maple agave when appropriate.
SO IT WAS DELIGHTFUL.
Kayla's post describes it pretty good actually. So...read that, and take this as evidence that this tea needs extra to taste special
Keep on drinking* and stay warm,
Love your grump,
*Whether or not you turn it into a Hot Toddy is up to you. Wiki defines it not how I was taught; tea with booze. Not this. Ignore wiki.