Is there any better drink than wassail? Wassail is traditionally “a spiced ale or mulled wine drunk during celebrations for Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve.” However, it is also frequently made without alcohol.
We modified this recipe from Food.com, but there a million options with wassail! Try different RefuTea options and tell us your favorite wassail and tea combinations!
2 1⁄2 cups water
6 teaspoons of Cranberry Cheer
1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
3⁄4 cup sugar
2 cups cranberry juice
1 1⁄2 cups water
1⁄2 cup orange juice
1⁄3 cup lemon juice
Boil water and steep the tea and spices for 5 minutes. Strain through coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove spices. Return to pot and add remaining ingredients. Heat until steaming.
Delicious both hot and cold!
Makes 8 cups total
Rohingya crisis: Population exploding as 91,000 babies are born in two years
By Kamrul Hasan
As the Rohingya refugee crisis continues, new problems arise. Hundreds of thousands of the Rohingya people have been displaced; now their numbers are growing from simple population growth. Kamrul Hasan of the Dhaka Tribune explains the efforts made by multiple organizations, including the UN Refugee Agency, so assist displaced peoples and their children.
Refugees Stream Across Turkey, Trying to Enter the EU
By David Gauthier-Villars
The Wall Street Journal
Thousands of refugees are fleeing the Middle East via Turkey and attempted to enter the European Union. Turkish leaders recently announced they would not stop refugees currently in the country from trying to enter the EU. David Gauthier-Villars of the Wall Street Journal provides an in depth look into the current situation at the Greek-Turkish border, along with photos by Ahmed Deeb.
Sudanese provides safe haven to fellow refugees in Libya
By Tarik Argaz
UN Refugee Agency
Osman, a man who was previously forced to flee his home in Darfur in the civil war in 2003, is now assisting refugees in his new home in Libya. Tarik Argaz with the UNHCR reports the man has hosted over 200 refugees in the last three years.
Happy Valentine’s Day! If you are looking for gifts for your tea-loving loved ones, check out some of these fan favorites from RefuTea!
This leaf infuser is great for fans of loose leaf tea! It comes in multiple colors so you can get their favorite color too!
For your little loves! Available in 3 to 6 months size and 6 to 12 month size!
These beautiful modern mugs are made by refugee artisans from Treetops Collective. Each mug has a unique touch of gold design and come in two color options - black or white!
Business is changing. Many businesses are moving away from 40 hour work weeks, Google has napping pods, and Pixar employees ride scooters around their building. This TED Speaker argues that meetings should be changed as well. Check out this talk from Nilofer Merchant.
What do you think? Are there business practices you have seen adopted that you have found helpful?
Christmas is coming, and chocolate and peppermint is a great combination; I don’t care what anyone says. That might not be the lyrics. Check out this awesome Chocolate Peppermint Tea Latte recipe we modified from Fork and Beans!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: Serves 2
2 c. Silk Almond milk, Original and unsweetened
2 tea bags worth of Peaceful Peppermint
1 Tbsp. dark cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
dairy free whipped cream
crushed candy canes
gluten free gingerbread man cookie
Christmas trees made with dairy free white chocolate and gluten free pretzels
In a small pot, heat up the Silk milk. Bring to a boil. Add the tea bags and simmer on low for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Whisk in the cocoa powder and maple syrup until completely blended in.
Pour into 2 separate cups. Top with dairy free whipped cream (optional).
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