9 hours ago
October 15, 2012
First, the name. Have you ever heard of anything so wonderful? Moonlight Tea.
Second, it is hard to really convey to you how comforting this drink is. It's like a blanky for the inside of your tummy.
Very Important Note: Be careful with your vanilla! For photo purposes, I added more than I would normally. You want it to taste vanilla-y, not medicinal. A few drops. I've overdone it in the past, which is why I usually ask Andrew to make it for me, when I can. I like my drink a lot sweeter than Andrew does, I usually ask for a whole spoonful of sugar, just like Mary Poppins advises.
Friends, I've been planning this post for over a year ~ I wanted to be able to give this drink the full measure of respect it deserves. I bought myself a new cup for this post. (ok, I just wanted the cup. The cheery yellow will lift my spirits during the grey grey winters here...) I spent a long time hanging out with my frenemy Photoshop for this post. I can tell you right now that sitting with some Moonlight Tea and cozy clothes and your latest book or magazine or catalog or show on the telly is PURE HAPPINESS.
I'm thinking that you probably have some sugar, milk, and vanilla in the house right now. Go make this lovely drink! And if you really want to get wild, next time try almond extract...