The Pocket Guide: A Homemade Tea to Get You Through the End of Winter
I don’t know about you, but I’m over this winter. We had the holiday cheer, cozy fires, and first dustings of snow. It was wonderful, as those things always are. And then real winter hit, complete with snowstorms, soggy socks, and frozen toes. I can’t even remember the last time I went outside without engaging in a lengthy pre-cold bundling process first.
But one thing that has been helping me get through this bitterly cold month is this wonderful (and easy) tea recipe. I learned about it on a recent trip to Patagonia and have been making it almost every day since my return.
So here it is, straight from the farthest edges of the world.
• A handful of fresh mint (about 3-4 sprigs)
• A handful Fresh fennel fronds
• 1 Tablespoon honey (or to taste)
• Boil about 10 ounces of water
• Add mint and fennel and let seep for at least five minutes
• Add honey and stir
• Relax, put on some fuzzy socks, and know that winter cannot last forever
Note: I cannot explain why but this tea tastes better in glass cups or mugs if you have them on hand.