Winter Wonder | Fresh Mint Tea

When we were living in Paris in the spring of 2012, it was one of the coldest winters in Europe in a hundred years...

The freezing temps meant we were ducking into cafes as often as we possibly could in hopes of warming up. The thing is, if I drank coffee every time I needed to warm up, I'd be spazzing out from the constant caffeine buzz.You would see me jittering down the Champs Elysees a hundred miles an hour. Eventually, I opted for fresh mint tea- or "the a la menthe." And thank goodness I did.

I stumbled upon a guilt-free treat that I can enjoy without any sugar intake or unwanted caffeine. And, man, it is so flipping good. When the weather turns chilly, I turn on the kettle and pluck a few leaves to make my own brew. (You can drizzle a bit of honey or a spoon of sugar in, if you prefer it a bit sweeter.) It's such a simple & elegant way to warm up…



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