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This overcast weather makes me crave the softness of my flannel p.j’s, the fluff of my warm blankets, the words of a interesting book, and the heat of a comforting tea. As the day pushes along I rush towards the treasure of unwinding at the end of my day. I savor it and reach to touch it, taste it, read it. I have been browsing through the Toma Leche website lately, only to find some very interesting tips, Mom advice, and an insane amount of wonderful recipes.While scrolling I came across this beauty “SUEÑOS DE VANILLA” and had to recreate it to the best of my ability. The one day that I’m dying to have some vanilla dreams of my own… there isn’t a vanilla bean to be found. I took it upon my self to improvise a little and still make something comforting and dreamy just using ingredients in my house. I searched my fridge first to see if we had any milk… Of course I did. Then on to the pantry. Do I have tea bags? Chamomile? Rosehips? Lavender? Do I have honey? Do I have Vanilla? Of course I had all those things. I guess my pantry was only missing a vanilla pod, but it seemed like it was all going to work out after all. I boiled some water and added the teabags, vanilla, and honey to the water. Once the tea steeped long enough, I added in the milk and lowered the flame. MMMMMMmmmmm pure comfort in a cup. Try my tea, and go to Toma Leche website for more recipes and tips.
Ingredients for comforting tea:
- 3 tea bags (chamomile, rose hips, and lavender)
- 3 – cups water
- 1 – teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 – tablespoons honey
- 1 – cup milk
- Add teabags and water to a small pot over a medium flame and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling add vanilla extract and honey. Mix to combine.
- Lower flame and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add in milk and allow to warm through.
- Pour in a cup and enjoy!