It’s been snowing here for days. For weeks. Since before Thanksgiving, much of the Northeast has been under a thick blanket of snow that is burying my driveway, making the neighborhood chainlink fences slowly disappear. The kids on our block are all so bundled up that, when I can see them around the snowdrifts, I can no longer tell who’s who. And although we’re in the midst of the holiday season, I could use a little warmth and sunshine. Perhaps an African Summer. As it turns out, the mug just to my left is filled with a steaming brew of African Summer tea from Red Leaf Tea. It may taste of summer, brimming with honeybush, lemongrass, and flowers like hibiscus and marigold, but I’m also enjoying a much-needed immune system boost from these very herbs. Rose hips, safflower, lemon myrtle, and eucalyptus are also in the mix, making this loose leaf tea blend not only pleasing to the palate, but to the eye as well.
I’ve been enjoying my African Summer tea with honey, a beautiful German linden flower honey, which has been a perfect complement. And since the tea naturally caffeine free, I’ve been able to curl up in the evenings with a good book and a mug of tea, followed by a good night’s sleep – just the thing when it’s snowing and blowing outside. If it ever does thaw out, which is hard to imagine right now, African Summer would make a lovely sun tea. But in the meantime, I’ll be drinking it hot, envisioning the heat of the Sahara Dessert, wondering if Hemmingway ever drank the same.
Enter to win your own 3.2 oz. size African Summer tea:
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