well, i was at the market today and ran across one of my all time and difficult to find, favorite teas, celestial seasonings bengal spice. this is such a tasty, spicy herbal tea and although it is in the 90's outside today, it got me thinking. what are your favorite cold weather drinks? as for me, i am a late comer in life to drinking both hot coffee and hot tea, of course, being a southern gal, both coffee and tea(mostly iced) were a constant. i grew up in a household of coffee drinkers, perked, instant and then mr. coffee, but i never liked any of it. i tried to doctor it up, but i still couldn't see what the fuss was about until i hit forty. then something awoke inside me craving hot coffee and hot tea(sushi too, but we won't go there) and i have been on a trip of enlightenment ever since. i thought it would be fun to share we you my readers, all three of you, a few of my favorites. i was thinking if you would leave a comment about what you love to drink when the weather is cool, i would randomly select someone to receive a little package. now, it won't be no honking size package, just a little gift from me to you. it won't be a box of gourmet stuff. i don't drink gourmet stuff, just things i have found and enjoy. also, it won't be some of my stuff. i'll send you new stuff. it may be tea, coffee, cocoa, who knows? let's say we will run this contest for a week, next Friday, the 28th with the winners Saturday morning. make sure there is a way i can contact you in your post. also, i need to keep it confined to the states, 'cause i hate to ship someplace where is might get confiscated. some countries are so picky. i don't want to be responsible for causing the extinction of some rare bird or something. okay, let's do this. enjoy.
p.s. i would like to also thank lauri, my tea sommelier, without her i wouldn't have any favorites.