May 12, 2022

CULINARY THRILL SEEKING – A toast to things served in glasses, check them out – Port Arthur News

The aqua martini glasses I bought at a garage sale often hold my yogurt dessert parfaits.

It’s so elegant to serve a healthy drink with a little spoon. Toppings can be anything.

A recent round called for orange peel shards and a crushed granola bar.

Anything goes… in a glass. Here are some other ideas for your cups and mugs:

Charities – Because Port Arthur was originally called Aurora, one can imagine the colors and spectacle of the Northern Lights. Imagine them in a teapot.

If you have a clear brewing system, you can get a show with color-changing tea that ranges from deep midnight blue to dark purple tones. Mango, coconut, rosehip and butterfly pea flower help give you that aromatic “magic”.

We won over a tea lover who I hope will return for Summer in Provence, made with lavender and lemon balm. Indonesian Rainstorm is a blend of black and white tea with a flavor I would travel for.

But barley and sweet honeysuckle are here in my cup. Chariteas is about fair trade and the upcycler in me also loves labels that peel off black boxes for reuse.

Oh, what secrets you can free from them. Learn more at chariteaspot.com.

Good Earth – A recent trip to Galveston put me in a tropical mood. The tropical mango and moringa herbal tea kept the music in my head and mouth throughout my ferry ride. Since 1972, Good Earth has been about positivity, color and making things better.

The flavor is almost visible through the biodegradable tea bags and the aroma is heavenly. Choose from Ginger, Turmeric & Lemon, Mild & Spicy Original and Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Decaffeinated Lemongrass flavor when you visit goodearth.com.

How do you kill – Do you want broken tea dust in small bags? Maybe your concentrated life calls for blends you can see, smell, and control in little reusable silicone bags. If you’re interested in a blend like Raspberry Limeade with organic black tea, dried raspberry and kaffir lime leaves, head over to sipnslaytea.com to meet tea lovers like you.

They are a complete calm lifestyle package. You might know this when you come across the Lady Business mix for…that era. Hey, a tea break heals in so many ways.

Calming Tonic – Sounds good already, right?

U relax’s herbal tonics balance noble kava, lemon balm, that ashwagandha everyone is talking about and… 1-theanine. There is always something new to learn, but the concept of relaxation is ageless.

These are clinically proven to keep you calm, the makers say. They taste natural and numb my tongue a bit and that’s what they call kicking the stress.

These are NOTHING like those energy drinks with crazy labels you can find at the gas station. Investigate for yourself at drinku.com.

Darragh Doiron is a foodie from the Port Arthur area raising her glass. Do you have a gourmet note to share with her? Contact [email protected]