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Around the world in 15 comforting hot drinks

Around the world in 15 comforting hot drinks

Musment takes you on a world tour to discover delicious hot drinks to warm up with this winter.

When the temperatures start to drop, there’s something so comforting about sipping a hot drink to keep warm. From Morocco to Argentina to Japan to everywhere in between, here’s a look at 15 of the best comforting hot drinks to keep you warm this winter.

1. Mint tea, Morocco

It’s impossible to go to Marrakech, Fez or anywhere else in Morocco without letting the enchanting fragrance of Moroccan mint tea tempt you at least once. Expertly infused, this sweet, mint-based tea is enjoyed daily by Moroccans and offered as a sign of hospitality.

2. Yerba Maté, Argentina

Argentina’s national beverage and a popular means of socializing, maté can be enjoyed any time of day. Known for fighting fatigue and stimulating digestion and its anti-oxidants, maté will also help you through winter.

3. Pumpkin spice latte, United States

In the U.S., autumn has a flavor: pumpkin spice latte. As the name suggests, this is a latte with the addition of pumpkin syrup and a blend of spices. It’s ideal for warm, Sunday cocooning when it’s cold outside.

4. Masala chai, India

Masala chai is black tea (“chai” literally means “tea”) that contains more milk than water. Spices (a “masala” mixture) are added as well as sugar—a lot of sugar–for total taste bud stimulation!

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As the weather continues to get colder, we love warming up with a steaming cup of traditional Indian masala chai. ‘Masala chai’ means ‘spiced tea’ – so when we refer to it in the West as ‘chai tea’ – we’re actually saying ‘tea tea’. It’s the masala – aka the spices – that really make this popular drink so special. When @anjum_anand makes masala chai, she uses a blend of fresh ginger, green cardamom, cloves, black pepper and sometimes cinnamon – but each person has their own recipe and it can be so much fun playing around with spices and creating your own flavour mix. . The History of Masala Chai: In India, masala chai was originally used as a cleansing Ayurvedic beverage. Over the years, Indian masala chai has developed immensely. Traditional masala chai was a hot beverage brewed using various spices. As the British started growing tea in India in the mid 1800s, black tea was eventually introduced into the masala chai mix. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s when tea production methods became more mechanised – and, therefore, it became cheaper to buy – that black tea started to become a staple ingredient of Indian masala chai. Today, this spiced milky drink is enjoyed in many variations all over the world. Some even substitute black tea for green tea or rooibos. . #tea #spice #masala #masalachai #chai #chaitea #hotdrinks #wintertime #hygge #cosy #modernindian #winterdrinks #winterrecipes #tealovers #cinnamon #cloves

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5. Anijsmelk, The Netherlands

If you’re planning to visit Amsterdam this winter, there’s nothing better than a nice cup of anijsmelk (hot aniseed milk) to warm you after hours visiting the city and admiring the illuminated canals during the Festival of Lights.

6. Matcha, Japan

Matcha needs no introduction. This powdered green tea, still consumed in Japan in the same traditional way after a codified ritual, is unusual because it is not infused in water but beaten with a bamboo whisk.

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今日のおやつ抹茶。今日も夫婦二人で二服ずつ。お菓子は大倉山青柳のどら焼き。夫婦二人のお気に入りのお菓子です。茶碗、茶杓、薄茶器は自作です。茶筅は谷村丹後さん。お茶がきれいに点てられますね。 昨日からミスが多くてちょっと凹んでいます。お菓子屋さんに注文する日を間違えたり、別件の銀行の振り込み金額を間違えたり。失敗が致命的になる作業は後送りにしました。とにかく気分転換です。 追記 薄茶器が板に乗っているので茶杓は左に降りますね。また、間違えた。違和感があったんですよね…とほほ。ああ、かっこ悪いな。 ⠀ #茶道 #裏千家 #chado #茶の湯 #抹茶 #薄茶 #matcha #美味しい #おいしい #おやつ #お菓子 #和菓子 #どら焼き #大倉山青柳 @okurayama.aoyagi #茶筅 #谷村丹後 @leoniki さん #茶碗 自作 重い… #茶杓 #安住樂風 @rakufoo さんの指導で削った #薄茶器 #薄器 #棗 自作 紙製 #塗紙器 #紙器 #器 #家庭茶会 #夫婦茶会 #おうち抹茶 #和スイーツ #今日の一服

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7. Chocolate con churros, Spain

If the benefits of hot chocolate are less credible than those of matcha, you cannot deny one perk: the release of endorphins. Dip some hot churros in the chocolate, and voilà!  Start your day on positive note by opting for this Spanish-style breakfast.

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¿Desayunamos? Yo pongo el Chocolate con churros. . En este Chocolate con Churros hay mucho más que algo tan nuestro como un desayuno o merienda #madeinspain , hay una historia, una parte de mi vida que quiero compartir con vosotros. . Un regreso a mi infancia y al calor de vivir con mis abuelos, es para ella, mi “Mama” este #objetivoviernesdulces y es para vosotros que podáis conocer un poco más de mí. . Os dejo la historia y la receta en el link (que está en la bio) que os llevara directamente al blog. . Espero que lo disfrutéis tanto como yo haciéndolo y escribiéndolo. . . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . #chocolate #chocolateconchurros #churros #blog #chocolat #tradicion #pic #repostero #nikon #eldulceobjetivo #photo #postre #promo #onthetable #foodie #foodstyling #instagramfood #instafood #foodies #homemade #cooking #dulces #granada #foodphotos #photooftheday #hechoencasa #chocoloversmagazine

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8. Api Morado, Bolivia

Much less known that many of the other beverages mentioned thus far, api morado is THE traditional drink of Bolivia. Made with purple corn flour and a mixture of spices, it’s usually accompanied by donuts and will help you resist the winter cold.

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Tu as fait suffisant aujourd’hui 🎈Pour se reposer un bon api morado, boisson typique de Bolivie à base de maïs ultra violet @forceultranature ou un bon maté 🍂 (psst juste en dessous on vous dévoile un concours!) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – You have done enough today 🎈A cup of api morado, typical Bolivian tea with purple corn @forceultranature or a maté 🍂 . . 🎈Pour refaire ces boissons, @forceultranature et moi on vous propose un #concours sans repost : 🍁 S’abonner à mon compte et celui de @forceultranature 🍁 inviter 2 amis à participer ! À gagner : maté, mais violet, des mulberries et des physalis et de la farine de caroube! Vous avez jusqu’à dimanche 5 minuit! 🎈 FÉLICITATIONS @alixbrb . . . . #giveaway #bestofvegan #letscookvegan #WorldWideVeganFood #ahealthynut #letscookveganfall #bolivia #mate #apimorado #purplecorn

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9. Po cha, Tibet

Po cha or Tibetan salted butter is the national drink of Tibet. The name is not very appetizing; we imagined that the drink wouldn’t really be, either, but it’s ideal for fighting the cold and altitude sickness as well as chapping. MIght po cha have inspired J.K. Rowling’s  “butterbeer” concoction enjoyed by Harry Poter and his pals?

10. Champurrado Mexico

During winters in Mexico, the day often starts with a bowl of atole, a sweet drink made with milk and water, thickened with corn flour, and often with cinnamon. If you add chocolate, it becomes champurrado. As in Spain, champurrado can be enjoyed in the morning accompanied by piping-hot churros.

11. Glühwein, Germany

For the king of Christmas markets, I chose: warm mulled wine! Called “Glühwein,” in German, mulled wine is a staple of the Christmas markets in Germany, Austria, Alsace and France by consequence. It is very similar to Swedish “Glögg,” which, in addition to wine, contains brandy, vodka, or cognac.

12. Bombardino, Italy

While French and Swiss raclette and fondue are so associated with skiing, Italians cannot do without the king of the mountain cocktails: the bombardino! Think hot zabaglione, whipped cream, coffee, and brandy: a bomb of calories and alcohol.

13. Bicerin, Turin

Still in Italy, much softer and non-alcoholic but equally comforting, the bicerin is perfect for those cold winter days. Its sweetness from coffee, chocolate, and whipped cream gives more the impression of a true delicacy than a simple beverage. Sip this in Turin.

14. Eggnog, United States

Close to the bombardino but much less alcoholic, American eggnog can trace its origins to the European Middle Ages. Made with egg yolks, milk, cream, sugar, spices, and spirits, it is enjoyed throughout the winter to fight fatigue.

15. Grog, Great Britain

This drink made with honey, lemon, hot water and rum will surely help fight against colds or a cough, typical of the winter season. However, if grog can be beneficial to fight against the evils of winter, thanks to the warmth of the drink that will soothe you as much as the honey and lemon, rich in antiseptic properties and vitamin C, alcohol abuse weakens the immune system and is incompatible with many medicines! That said, nothing’s stopping you from preparing a hot grog without the booze.

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