To me teatime is a special afternoon moment filled with fancy treats, and of course, hot tea. Most spas I’ve visited offer their own tea blend to all guests upon arrival or while waiting in the relaxation room. Some offer tea and treatment pairings to elevate the experience further. Teatime isn’t all frills, it can also help fight illness as well, and a perfect example is in New Orleans. The Windsor Court Hotel’s Therapeutic Tea is one you can make it anytime you need an extra immune boost:
3 cups of water
Juice of half a lemon
1 cinnamon stick
3 slices (1/4 inch thick) of fresh ginger
¼ tsp of cloves
½ tbsp. of turmeric
1 pinch of cayenne
1 ½ tbsps. of raw honey
- Add all ingredients (except honey) to a pot and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add honey and stir, adding more if necessary.
- Pour tea through a strainer and drink while warm.
Tea has a host of other beauty and skincare benefits hidden within its leaves, so stay tuned for our tea story coming up soon!