I have a sore throat and I may be fighting off a bug (which makes sense bc the baby is coughing too) so I tried to start the day off with lemon tea. It was THE WORST. Granted it was just safeway brand bagged tea, but… it’s lemon? How do you get that wrong? I had to dump it.
The rest of the day has been ALL ABOUT pumpkin tea! I promised Lis I would send her some, and when I checked my tin to make sure I had lots left (yep!) I started making some.
The first steep I only put water in the bottom 1/3 to 1/2 of the cup, and steeped it extra strong. Then I nuked up some cream and used my little wand thing to froth the heck out of it. Then I poured that on top for a DIY latte! It was pretty good, but… lacking in something? Maybe I’m not doing this right, or maybe I should have added sugar. It was good, but it couldn’t compare to my gingerbread latte from starbucks.
Second steep was 5 minutes for a full cup and a heaping spoon of brown sugar added it. That’s more like it. There’s a lot of depth to this tea, and I couldn’t notice it with all that cream. I’m gonna sit and sip away at this and read Game of Thrones while the baby sleeps. She’s been down for half an hour – I hope I get half an hour more to relax! :)