This past weekend, I told you guys how I engaged in some much needed self-care. What I didn’t mention is that I drank so much, I threw up. I didn’t feel bad about it. I actually puked until I passed out, and then had one of the best nights of sleep I had in a long time. Of course the bad side to this is waking up with puke on your shirt and breath, an upset stomach from your purging and a hangover that leaves your legs feeling week and useless. So what’s a girl to do when she needs to get work done, but her night of fun led to some unforeseen consequences? I reached for the magical healing powers of herbal tea of course!
You should’ve seen me. I probably looked like a caveman as I moved around the kitchen gathering ingredients and boiling water! But I was determined to feel better and not forgo all of the tasks I had lined up for the day.
As you all know I’m an avid coffee drinker, but I cannot deny that when I am sick, I will reach for a cup of herbal tea before anything else. And given the severity of the situation, I thought I’d amp it up with some orange zest and honey. The addition of a little honey adds another depth of sweetness/flavour. I find that orange juice is great for combating hangovers but any citrus you prefer could be used here instead (like lemons or limes). Oranges are sweeter, but lemons could add a little zest kick, so you do what you like. This can be enjoyed hot or cold, but if you’re not feeling well, hot is the best way to go, and cold is great for just wanting sweet tea.
Honey & Orange Pumpkin Spice Sweet Tea
· 2 teaspoons sugar
· 1 tablespoon honey
· 1 Pumpkin Spice Tea Bag
· ¼ cup orange slices
In your mug, steep your tea bag about 5-8 minutes (the stronger the better) then stir together the hot water, sugar and honey until dissolved. Add the orange slices and allow the flavour to be absorbed. Remove the bags or leave them in if you’re like me and like a continual release of flavour. If drinking cold, chill for 2 hours before serving. Garnish your mug with an orange slice and enjoy!