Life in Alaska means colder temperatures for much of the year. After a morning cup of joe, I like to switch over to tea for my warm beverage of choice. I especially like to enjoy a cup of tea with a small snack in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon. While a regular black tea can be perfect on a cold winter day, I really like to experiment with different flavors and expand my options. A Lemon Ginger Tea Muffin is one of my go-to snack items that I decided to make to not only compliment the tea, but incorporate it.
Given my propensity for tea, I was tickled to see that Lipton has added several new black, herbal and green teas to their product lineup. I was especially thankful that I could find many of them at our local Walmart. Even my boys can get a bit vocal about which variety they want to try next.
Curious what the options are? Here’s the lineup of improved and new Lipton teas available at Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix (Southeast), Giant/Stop & Shop (Northeast), and Shoprite (Northeast):
- Improved Lipton Green Teas: Pure Green Tea, Orange Passionfruit Jasmine, Cranberry Pomegranate, Lemon Ginseng, and Purple Acai Blueberry
- New Lipton Black Teas: Daring English Breakfast, Enticing Chai, Amazingly Grey, Stirring Ceylon, and Irresistible Lady Lipton
- New Lipton Herbal Teas: Lemon Ginger, Peach Mango, Berry Hibiscus, and Apple Cinnamon
Now I will admit that I have found very few green teas that I can tolerate, let alone really like. Yes, I know all about the health benefits and have a few relatives that remind us all about it whenever they can. But, if you can’t get past the taste then it just isn’t going to happen. Lipton’s updated green teas promise to have a light, fresh taste, bright clearer color and delightful aroma. Pairing the basic green tea with the fruity flavor of pomegranate is what has me now a convert.
Like many parents, my days can be jam packed of tasks to do. Sometimes I feel like my wheels are spinning with no traction, especially mid-morning or mid-afternoon. When that feeling hits, I know it is time to take a quick tea break and enjoy a cup to soothe my soul. Enjoying a small snack to help fuel my body is another part of my tea time ritual. Since a recent visit to the doctor’s office, I have been adapting my diet to not only include more fruits and vegetables but also to (hopefully temporarily!) cut as much gluten out of my diet as possible. In a house full of carb lovers, that is a tough task!
Since a recent visit to the doctor’s office, I have been adapting my diet to not only include more fruits and vegetables but also to (hopefully temporarily!) cut as much gluten out of my diet as possible. In a house full of carb lovers, that is a tough task! It also meant finding different ways to make my beloved baked goods to savor with a soothing cup of tea.
Make a Lemon Ginger Tea Muffin
This Lemon Ginger Tea Muffin uses the base of the Trim Healthy Mama Frosted Cinnamon Muffin in a Mug recipe, with some changes that lighten the texture and flavor. My younger boys have tasted the original and commented that the cinnamon can be overpowering. With the new Lipton Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea in the house, I thought it was time to jazz things up and go for a lemon flavor.
Now that I know the boys are enjoying this muffin (without the icing!), I need to whip up a larger batch in the oven so snack time is covered. Can you imagine how wonderful the house will smell with the scents of ginger and lemon?
My only choice will be what book to grab for a quick reading break while enjoying my tea.
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