This year, we were allowed to pick the tea or tisane of our choice, from a company called The Chai Palace. I decided to go out of the norm and selected a tisane for a change. Hey! I’ve got so much tea at home they are just pouring out of my cupboards. Besides, I really liked the sound of the combination of the ingredients in the tisane I chose. It’s called Cinnamint Tea, and it contains a mixture of peppermint leaves, cinnamon, and cardamoms. It’s almost like a traditional Masala Chai minus the tea leaves, and yes, its name is incorrect. Cinnamint would’ve been just fine, no?
Opening up the package released an intoxicating aroma of spicy, minty freshness. I was instantly transported to a spa! The blend contained nice large pieces of each ingredient. I prepared the tisane according to the instructions on the package, and received exactly what I was expecting: a refreshing and aromatic, golden infusion. It tasted just like it smelled. I found it to be the perfect drink to have after a big meal at night. Soothing and relaxing.
|After dinner mint!|
The great thing about most tisanes is that they are not as sensitive to quantities used and brew times like many teas are. They also work very well combined with various ingredients. Even the leaves may be used a few times over. The results are just as good. Experiment with what works for you and enjoy a tisane once in a while!