Oh dear what a New Year’s Eve dinner! I made blini and served them with caviar and creme fraiche, made steak and shrimp scampi and a huge pile of (collard, turnip, kale) greens, and chocolate pot de creme for dessert. Champagne with all courses (even dessert! ESPECIALLY dessert!)! We are now g-r-o-a-n-i-n-g with satiety. I thought a tisane with mint in it would be just the thing as an after dinner digestive. Perfect. The mint tastes so refreshing, and the rooibos is so soothing. I love this tisane for nights like this :)
I will be curled up in bed at midnight, so have a Happy New Year Steepsterites!!!!
I had a banner food day yesterday! I found the first tomatoes of the season at the farmers market! I made carbonara (Ruth Reichl’s recipe) and a HUGE tomato salad with basil from my garden for dinner. Oh were we stuffed!
All I could think of for the evening was having a nice cup of this tea. Minty and digestive. Refreshing and enjoyable. So nice to sit for a few minutes and be grateful for the bounty – especially those first tomatoes! I wait for that all year!!!
This one is so simple, and so GOOD. Refreshing yet comforting as an after dinner treat with a little sugar and milk. It almost tastes like a tea instead of a tisane!
I had made chocolate syrup for some home made ice cream for company (didn’t know it was so easy! 1 c cocoa powder, 1 c light corn syrup, 2 c water, boil, then simmer for two or three minutes. Take from heat, and add 4 oz good semisweet chocolate, stir until it melts. Cool and store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Best made day before – it really thickens overnight. Can be reheated for ice cream!). Now I have 785685685344654564 tons of chocolate syrup! I am going to portion it out and freeze the majority, but always have some on hand for such things as, uh, chocolate mint rooibos!!!!
I brewed Fellini’s folly, and in the mugs I put 2 teaspoons of chocolate syrup. Pour in the tisane, and top with a splash of milk. It’s like mint hot chocolate rooibos! Such a treat in the evenings. The home made chocolate syrup adds a barely sweet chocolate depth that you just don’t find in pre-made mixes, blends, etc. The mint adds that special refreshing touch. December in a cup! Chocoholic delight! YUM!
My husband and I ate these huge breakfast sandwiches out at a restaurant this morning. I didn’t feel so hot afterwards (and I have an iron stomach) but he felt full on awful. He has finally emerged from the sickbed! I thought this would be a good one to serve – I find both mint and rooibos stomach settling and good for digestion. It is really hitting the spot – for both of us!
Simple and delicious tisane. Who would think that rooibos and mint would go together so spectacularly!? A little honey makes it even better :)
I put a little sugar and milk in it this minty tisane and it has turned into a creamy delight! I love the way it almost tastes like a black tea prepared like this. Soothing to the tum, too – brought dinner to my mom today and we ate too much – again!
The last few days have consisted of seeing 38282093784902037490724 students, very little sleep, drinking 40 oz of iced coffee, 40 oz of hot coffee, 16 oz of soda, a hoagie (hero or sub if you are not from the Philadelphia area ;) a burrito, thai, pizza, endless bagels, cakes, and chocolates. No wonder I am feeling DREADFUL!
Mint tea to the rescue!
Just what I needed to feel a little refreshed. I won’t feel better til I have a nice long weekend under my belt, but this simple tisane of rooibos and mint REALLY hit the spot. I feel less…gross!
I seem to gravitate toward this one during these mid-spring evenings. One foot in the deep warm just leaving the winter rooibos and one foot in the refreshing and light minty springtime. So nice after dinner – digestive and delicious.
If anyone told me that I’d be craving mint rooibos in the evenings, I would have told then they were crazy! So simple and good, so perfect to wind down with.
Just back from visiting my mom – brought dinner and dessert and we STUFFED ourselves! A good digestive tisane was in order for this evening. This minty rooibos with a squirt of honey is doing the trick. Tasty and soothing.
Soothing and minty. I’m not sure what kind of rooibos is in here but oh it’s so rich! This tisane brews to such a dark and flavorful cuppa. It takes milk and a little sugar so well just like a “real” cup of tea :) Wonderful choice for the evening.
Made a nice cup of this after coming in from class late and chilled last night. I had it with a little milk and sugar, and I find it a great caffeine free tea substitute – this one almost tastes like regular tea to me, maybe because the mint gives it so much flavor. I did read that when it was hard and very expensive to get tea, Australians used to prepare rooibos just like black tea. I think I will be an honorary old time Australian some evenings, and take my rooibos like they did!