**YBR PARTICIPANTS PLEASE READ THE NOTICE BELOW**
When the cold and icy winds of winter blow there is no better way to warm up than with a cup of tea.
You escape the chilling winds and falling snow by taking refuge inside your home. You grab that favorite sweater or the soft Pashmina scarf to wrap around yourself.
Patiently you wait for the kettle to whistle and signal warmth is only a cup of tea away.
This is no ordinary cup of tea. It is one full of warming flavours that are great for our bodies. Together the vitamin C from the mandarins and the ginger will help our bodies fight off infections. The fennel eases a cough and cures an upset stomach. The honey will sooth a sore throat. And the tea’s overall sweetness will comfort the soul….this is a tea most befitting to a snowy winter’s night
- 2 large mandarin oranges, juiced
- zest from 1 mandarin
- thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced into 4 pieces
- 6 cups or 1.5 liter water
- 1 tsp whole fennel seeds
- honey to taste
- In a large pot place all ingredients except the honey. Cover, simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes or longer if desired. Add honey to taste and turn off heat. Allow to cool down slightly. Strain into tea pot or tea cups. Serve with a slice of mandarin if desired.
One really great thing about making teas like this one at home is that we can easily adjust it to fit our tastes. Feel free to play with the ingredient amounts and simmering times. When I want extra gingery taste I simmer longer and perhaps add a bit more ginger. Have fun and experiment!
It’s warming, sweet and delicious to the last drop. Go on make yourself a cup to warm your body and soul.
**IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN YBR ROUNDUPS PLEASE READ THIS**
Effective this month, January, YBR will be undergoing some changes. The first change is that the Honest Cooking feature will no longer be offered. I will be in contact with the 3 winners who never got their Honest Cooking feature.
The second change is from now on a very exciting price will be awarded to one lucky YBR participant. Every month I will randomly choose one participant for a special feature. The winner will have a month of free advertisement on Spicie Foodie. This means the winner’s blog logo/banner will be showcased under the “Featured YBR Winner” section in the sidebar. The logo/banner will link to the winner’s blog as well as be repeatedly broadcasted to the thousands of Spicie Foodie social media followers and YBR newsletter subscribers. It is a great opportunity for the winner as they will be exposed to a new audience.
In the mean time it’s time to signup for another YBR. Come add your name to January’s participants list and enter the draw. (round up is January 31st)
Thank you for being a part of another YBR!