While approaching the end of March I find myself dreaming about sunny terraces, where we can enjoy a nice lemonade. But since instead winter just hit us once again, I had to find comfort in sipping some heartwarming drinks. One of my current favourites is the fresh mint tea, which I got addicted to during my last trip to Holland.
In general I am not a big fan of mint. In fact, in the past I always rather avoided it. But when my friend, who lives in the Hague, told me that it was very popular in the area plus it also tasted really good, I thought I had to give it a try. And I was glad that I did. The stimulating smell and cheerful colour of the mint together with a big spoon of honey resulted in such a balmy and strengthening drink that I prepare it on a regular basis even at home ever since then. Apart from the great taste, I enjoy all the healthy benefits of the mint: like calming an upset stomach, helping to keep mental focus, facilitating any detoxing diet. In the meanwhile I am also hoping, that if I drink enough green coloured tea, the trees will be sprouting quicker around me J
I think that my first mint tea experience was also made rather special due to the environment. We were in the Hague, popping in to Bagels & Beans, where mouthwatering sandwiches and a lovely interior welcomed us. I fell in love with the huge wooden table, with the rustic newspaper display, which was of course filled with colourful magazines. If I would live in the area for sure it would be one of my usual haunts.