It’s officially the time to get cozy.

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As you may recall, I loathe being cold. In fact, as I type this, I am wearing two pairs of pants, wool socks, boots, a t-shirt, and a sweater.

Also, our thermometer is set to seventy-one degrees. (God bless that man I’m married to)

Also, also…I’m still cold.

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Which means that I need something hot in my hands (It probably also means that there is something wrong with me, but that is neither here nor there. We are talking about tea right now.)

I set about to make some chai tea, but quickly realized I didn’t have all the ingredients needed for that, so I started throwing some spices around. Ten minutes later, this beautiful little mug of warmth emerged from the kitchen.

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Spiced Holiday Tea

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serves one

  • 1 C water
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 2 whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 t ground ginger
  • 3 t spiced sugar
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of allspice
  • pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, heat on low until hot. Remove the peppercorns (I used a strainer) and pour into a blender. Blend on high until frothy.

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