TGBTS Recipe Edition! Coconut Mint Tea

It’s Wednesday and that means the Recipe Edition!


After an incredibly long, wet {and wonderful} spring, we’re officially in summer. We’ve got the triple digit heat to prove it if the calendar wasn’t enough evidence.

Summertime in Sacramento provides us with ample opportunities for trying to stay cool. For someone like me who naturally runs a little hot, it’s an even bigger job.

Y is for Yogini came up with some super pitta soothing tips which I will be following faithfully this summer. I would also add drink this tea daily (and take day trips to San Francisco like we are today!).



Coconut Mint Tea {or what sure tastes a lot like Bliss from Temple}


1-2 cups coconut milk

1 serving of  mint tea, mint sprigs, or an organic TJ’s blend – delicious!

1 TBS local honey


Pour coconut milk into your heating vessel {I’m not going to lie, I use a mug in the microwave. Keeps the kitchen cool!}

Put tea into coconut milk.

Heat/steep until hot, up to 4-5 minutes

Stir in honey.


I’m also thinking this would be delicious cold – guess I’d better go make some coconut milk ice cubes!


Do you have any recipes or favorite {dairy free} foods to share?

Saturday Senses

I’ve been inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday to start a new tradition at Teacher Goes Back to School: Saturday Senses!

tasting :: earl grey tea. It’s like perfume in a cup in the best possible way.

hearing :: Vetiver: Things of the Past

smelling :: freshly cut grass {a-choo!}

seeing :: possibility for new exciting projects

feeling :: grateful for the every other Friday massages from the always lovely Tess Bradley.

What are your senses this Saturday?

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Tea #best09

December 16 Tea of the year. I can taste my favorite tea right now. What’s yours?

Bliss from Temple Fine Coffee & Tea.

Bliss = peppermint tea, soy milk, coconut milk, and honey. Plus I think they sprinkle it with magic fairy dust just to make sure. It’s tastes like a warm Andes mint. MMmmmmm.

It’s all in the name people.