Soothing. Minty. My cup of tea.
Few nights ago, hubs and I were talking about food. Thanksgiving food to be specific. I was toying with the idea of just ordering our vegan spread this year but then again, the wanna-do-it-all bug in me kept bugging the right side of my brain. Plus, we have some relatives coming over so I want to make sure everything is prepped to my standards. Yep, including this original tea concoction I made the other day which we will call Minty Green Tea Anise.
Okay, that’s quite wordy. Tea in short. Fancy if you include the presentation, haha! (read a beginner’s guide on shopping for vegan groceries)
Here are the main stars of this tea recipe which all help with indigestion, bloating, GI upset, especially after a hearty Thanksgiving or holiday meal with the family! Don’t worry, the combination of this tea helps soothe, not the other way around.
Anise: sweet and aromatic, this flowering plant aids in digestion, bloating and constipation.
Cinnamon bark: helps with gas and diarrhea
Mint leaves: soothing effect, helps with gastrointestinal cramps
Loose green tea: packed with antioxidants
Mandarin orange: helps with cramps, also powerful antioxidant
It’s the fusion of flavors and aroma that make this tea a must-have after a hearty meal, or just when you want to unwind, read a good book, light a candle, and sip.
- 1 star anise
- 1/4 tsp loose long green tea
- 1/4 mandarin, sliced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 mint leaves
- 1 teapot hot water
Gather the anise, green tea, orange, cinnamon stick, mint leaves in the teapot infuser.
Pour hot water. Seep 3 minutes.
So let’s talk about this gorgeous teapot that was sent to me by Root7. It’s actually a cocktail set, two-fold for that matter because you can use it to whip up your gin or tea concoctions. It comes with infuser and two adorable teacups. One time I was facetiming with my mom, she noticed the fanciness of it all, I was sipping this tea and of course, she asked me about this teapot. Mom’s prying eyes, tell me about it, haha! The rainbow-tinted borosilicate glass adds a touch of elegance, don’t you think so? with the holidays fast approaching, I think this is a great gift idea for the hostess with the mostest! Or generally, to someone you know who appreciates the finer things in the most mundane things.
Let me know how you like this tea creation. Stay tuned for more original recipes from moi. For more comfort vegan recipes, check out my food tab!