Warming Up To Winter

What's your favorite cold weather drink?

Troubadour Coffee Roasters

A favorite spot to enjoy coffee is Troubadour Coffee Roasters, Fairview Park, OH

Even though I’m a coffee drinker, I love a good cup of tea. On a recent chilly January morning, I wandered in to Cleveland Tea Revival in Ohio City and enjoyed a cup of jasmine silver needle tea. It was fragrant and delicious. Amber, owner of this shop warmly welcomed me and made my tea on the spot. I carried it back to my car and savored every sip.

Cleveland Tea Revival

Over the years I’ve enjoyed some grand high teas at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Elegant and lovely tea service.

At a tea party I refer to as Gertrudes Tea Party, organized a couple of years ago by my friend Wendy, our friend Susan brought a small jar with an exquisite Russian tea. She generously shared some with me to take home--I was honored as she said this particular tea wasn't available in the states. The flavor was unique, bold, yet very satisfying. Made even more special served in a beautiful tea cup from Wendy's collection.

Take a read of a post I did last year on The Beauty of Tea

Treats from Gertrudes Tea Party including that Russian tea

Brewed Christmas Tea

Gingerbread rooibos tea, a deliciously warming tea that is quite unique

 Tea cup

Almond Milk Chai Latte, another favorite that is made with cardamom, an unusual and delicious spice

Chai Tea

Susan’s chai tea with oat milk

Need more suggestions for drinks?
Check here: Cold Weather Beverages

And, in case you're wondering about that beautiful loose tea on the cover shot, it is Cinnamon Plum Berry from Storehouse Tea in Cleveland. 


Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and lifestyle company. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at select Northeast Ohio businesses including:

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