Cuppageek Advent Day 11
Wake up was much better this morning, without the “rock on chest” feeling.
I did ruminate over the breakfast menu a bit, not really wanting sweet today but savory, but my husband is coming home early from work and we plan to have outside gong fu after lunch (it is supposed to be 68F which is 20C!!!), so I don’t need a big breakfast since I will be having an actual lunch instead of splitting a bag of broccoli with Sam.
I quickly settled on cheese toast with mustard and stood on tiptoe to get my tea.
Well, well, well! Starting the day with a Spiced Hot Toddy! I don’t think I have ever had a hot toddy. It sounds good, though!
This was great with my cheese toast and mustard. Serendipity! A floral tea would not have been a good pairing, but this is perfect.
The spices are right up my alley. How to describe it since I have never had a toddy? It is more like a mulled cider than a chai. There is fruitiness and nice, warming spices that never threaten to get hot. There is a tart tingle on the tongue from apple and hibiscus, but for all us hibby haters I will want to add that it is so light it could easily have been green apple and not hibby, but I had looked at the ingredients. The lemongrass contributes to the tart fruit vibe.
I enjoyed my second cup sprawled on the sofa listening to gmathis’ music recommendation from my yesterday’s tasting note and watching the bunnies play through the bow window.