Did You Know that January is Hot Tea Month? So Let’s Start with Peppermint Tea in an Owl Mug.

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I just found out. So for this month, I will drink my way through my stash. Do I have 21 flavours in my tea drawer? We will find out together.

And because I think you’d like to know, I will post a picture. And I will show you my favorite mugs too.

Day 1 (January 11)

Day 1. Peppermint tea is one of my favourite teas. This one is by Celestial Seasonings.

Day 1. Peppermint tea is one of my favourite teas. This one is by Celestial Seasonings.

I drink it HOT and without any milk or sweeteners.

  • I’ve never had this as an iced tea, but I will try that today.
  • I HAVE added a hot chocolate packet to this tea and it is YUMMY. That’s how I am drinking it right now.
  • This owl mug is my latest acquisition. I like the turquiosey colour scheme, the owls, and the Bible verse (Joshua 1:9) that is in Spanish.

The verse in English is as follows:I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go.

The 21 Teas I tried and the recipes and crafts I made are after the jump. 

Teas I Tried . . .  English Breakfast  and Honey Vanilla Chai tied for 1st place. Go here to read what my other faves were and conclusions from this series.

  1. Peppermint
  2. Sweet & Spicy (cinnamon dominant herbal blend)
  3. Zen (lemon grass, spearmint, green tea)
  4. Rainforest Red (red rooibos, hibiscus, chicory root, blackberry leaves, orange peel, ginger root, acai)
  5. English Breakfast
  6. Earl Grey (blend of black teas, oil of bergamot)
  7. Tulsi Sweet Rose (blend of tulsi and sweet rose)
  8. Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea (green tea, chamomile, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, citric acid, pomegranate flavor, raspberry flavor, Japanese matcha)
  9. Green Moroccan Mint (green tea, spearmint, peppermint, lemongrass) – all organic and fair trade certified
  10. Orange Spice Black Tea (blended black tea, orange peel, cinnamon, orange oil, clove flavour)
  11. Russian Morning #24 – loose leaf (Russian blend of black China, Ceylon, and India Teas)
  12. Green Tea with Blueberries (Green Tea with Nature Identical Blueberry Flavour )
  13. Constant Comment (black tea with orange rind, sweet spices)
  14. Japanese White Tea Powder
  15. Winter Solstice (blend of black teas, spices, vanilla, citrus)
  16. Wild Raspberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea  (hibiscus, orange peel, lemongrass, rose hips, raspberry flavour, licorice powder, citric acid)
  17. Tangerine Orange Zinger Sweet Iced Tea (hibiscus, rosehips, orange peel, hawthorn, tangerine, rebiana, blackberry leaves)
  18. Coconut Chai (Ceylon & Assum Tea, cinnamon, ginger, Island coconut)
  19. Honey Vanilla Chai (white tea, black tea, roasted chicory, cinnamon,  ginger, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, honey)
  20. Compared 3 Earl Grey Teas. See Day 6 for ingredients.
  21.  Sleepytime Extra (chamomile, tilia estrella flowers, valerian, spearmint, West Indian lemongrass, hawthorn, orange blossoms)

Tea Desserts . . . The frosted Earl Grey cookies are my favourite. 

Tea Crafts . . . I can’t pick a favourite. Whichever one I am using is my favourite.

 

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  • 1. blessedmama3  |  . at .

    Love the mug! No honey? Yipes. I admire you in facing this challenge. Now, if there was a chocolate month, I’d guess I’d have to sign up, sigh…

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