Did you ever see the Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown is sitting under a tree in autumn and “Whump!” all the leaves fall off at once on top of him? Our leaves whumped today, so I’ve been outside for Round 1 of mower mulching. (Round 2 is pending. We’re downhill from the neighbors. Their tree will whump soon.)
Anyway, despite the physical activity, it’s bitter and windy outside and this little concoction is warming me up inside out (thanks, derk!) I approached it very cautiously because of the hibiscus labeling, but the ginger and lime are the standouts here. Freshly grated ginger, not the spice rack kind, and the licorice is judiciously placed to soften the other flavors, not to goo them up.
I’m amazed that a tea laced with both of my kryptonites (hibi and licorice) is going down so quickly. Cup’s already half gone!