Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lisi's De-Stress Tea

I came up with this recipe one day, after I discovered how well Celestial Seasoning's Tension Tamer tea actually worked, and how much I disliked the taste of it. I thought what would happen if I mixed it with another tea? I happened to have a new tea on hand at the time which was Celestial Seasoning's Chocolate Caramel Enchantment Chai so I used that. Then after it was brewed I thought if a little chocolate is good then more would be even better so I added some hot cocoa mix to it as well. Then for good measure I added the tiniest bit of vanilla creamer to it, the result was so yummy I've been making it ever since.

Unfortunately they have since stopped making the Chocolate Chai tea but you can use their India Spice Chai instead.


2 cups boiling hot water
1 Tension Tamer teabag
1 India Spice Chai teabag
2 tbsp of hot cocoa mix (sugar free will work fine here)
1 tbsp vanilla creamer (optional feel free to substitute something else here or leave it out entirely)
*Every once in a while I'm in pain and stressed out, for those times I add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. The capsacin in the pepper is a known pain killer. It also gives the tea the nicest little kick. ;-)

Steep the teabags in the water for about 4 minutes. Remove the teabags and toss(or compost them), then add the hot cocoa mix and stir. Add the creamer and cayenne pepper and serve, this makes either one large serving or 2 smaller ones.

RIP Chocolate Caramel Enchantment Chai I'm sure gonna miss you!

1 comment:

  1. When my daughter was home she turned me on to Celestial Seasonings Bengal Tiger herbal tea. I"ll gonna try your tea recipe with that one. Sounds soothing!