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When the temperature outside the window drops and evenings are getting longer, we start looking for something that will make us simply warm. And nothing warms you up like drinks or soups. The fall and winter season is marked by aromatic spices and beautifully scented infusions. Mind you, they also taste wonderful!

In winter, most of us ask ourselves – ?
how to take care of yourself
?
Vitamins to take in the winter
is the foundation.
UV protection
,
creams for winter
i
foundations for winter
that’s the standard. Plus
herbal baths
i
exercises at home
. Obligatory relaxation and
gravity blanket
in the package, sometimes
home SPA
. Top it all off with some warming drinks. You won’t regret it!

Chai Masala

This combination of tea and milk may not appeal to everyone. Bawarka for many of us still brings back unpleasant memories from our preschool years. However, if it doesn’t scare you, be sure to try this aromatic tea full of warming spices!

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What you need:

  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 clove beaten in a mortar. You can also add a larger pinch of already powdered.
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 3 slices of fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons black leaf tea

Here’s how to do it:

Pour milk and water into a pot, then add all the spices. Cook over low heat, being careful not to let it burn. Then remove from the heat source, pour in the tea and bring back to a boil. Set aside for a few moments and then pour the infusion through a strainer. Pour into cups and serve immediately. Optionally, sweeten with honey or sugar as desired.

Notes: If you don’t have all the spices on hand, but have some gingerbread spice saved somewhere in your kitchen, you can use that as well. Just remember that such blends contain quite a bit of circus in their composition, also don’t sweeten the brew itself anymore.

Warming turmeric

This spice is called Indian gold. It has wonderful cleansing properties and supports the immune and digestive systems. It’s also great for warming up. In stores we can usually find turmeric already powdered, but for this recipe you need turmeric root.

What you need:

  • 1 turmeric root about 5 cm long
  • 2 sticks of food-grade cinnamon
  • 1 ginger root about 3 cm long
  • 2.5 cups of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons honey (optional, to taste)

Here’s how to do it:

Pour water into a pot and bring to a boil. Then put in all the ingredients except the honey and salt. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes. You need to start smelling the aroma. Then take away from the heat source, add a pinch of salt and honey to taste. Serve immediately.

Notes: You can also enhance the infusion with a slice of lemon. Add it after you have already poured the brew into cups or glasses. Not only will they look aesthetically pleasing, but the drink itself will gain a refreshing dimension.

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Spicy tea

In this version, if you are an adult, you can also add 0.25 ml of whisky. Then, of course, you can no longer sit behind the wheel. However, it will definitely gain a new dimension of warming up.

What you need:

  • 1 cup strong black tea such as english breakfast or earl grey
  • 2 slices of ginger, each no more than 1 cm thick
  • 1.5 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 2 slices of orange
  • 1 tbsp honey

Here’s how to do it:

Pour a batch of tea into a pot and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, add the cinnamon stick, ginger, and cloves. Finally, top with a halved orange slice and a lemon. Set aside for a while to let the temperature of the brew drop a bit. Add honey, stir and serve immediately.

Notes: instead of cloves, you can add a sprig of rosemary. Complement the citrus then with grapefruit. You’ll gain a more dry and refined flavor that adult audiences are sure to like.

As you can see, you don’t need much to serve yourself a warming drink in your own kitchen. It is sure to bring solace after a long, cold walk. It will also be great if you get caught in a cold rain. You can choose between alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions, according to your taste and age of course. Drink to your health!