This is my new favorite afternoon pick-me-up drink. I discovered Mayan Cocoa Spice tea (Yogi brand) recently at the store and it was exactly what I needed. Similar to Chai, it has a yummy spiced flavor but with chocolaty notes. Smooth and very tasty. Because it only has 5mg of caffeine, I added some black tea for that extra kick I usually need in the afternoon.
Here is my recipe:
1 Mayan Cocoa Spice tea bag
1 Black tea bag (I use PG tips)
agave nectar (or sugar) to taste
vanilla almond milk to taste
Steep teas in 1 cup hot water for 10-15 minutes. Strain tea bags. If using crystallized sugar, add when tea is hot so that it will dissolve easily. Allow to cool by placing tea into the fridge or freezer for a short time. Add ice and a bit of almond milk (or milk of choice).
Leave out the black tea (PG tips) if you would like less caffeine or for a warm evening drink. So good!
The spiced tea helped me get through this painting that I’ve been working on for a few days. It’s the hand that stumped me. I just couldn’t get it right. I worked it out, finally. I’ll have to think twice the next time I decide I want hands in my paintings. I guess I should have learned the first time, which also took me forever to get!