|Here are the adorable Alice in Wonderland teas! I'm excited to try them out.|
I figured I could kill two birds with one entry today. I'll show you my new teacup as I demonstrate my favorite low-calorie tea drink. It's inspired by a higher-calorie drink called "The Dharma Bhums," which I first tried at Espresso Royale in Ann Arbor when I was 16 years old, in town for the state theater championship. It was my favorite hot drink on a freezing cold U of M winter afternoon.
(Side note: Holy cats, people, Espresso Royale is STILL THERE and they are STILL MAKING IT! Though apparently calling it "Almond Earl Grey" these days. And, hey, Espresso Royale is now a chain and apparently has a store in Santa Barbara!)
OK. Here is my low-cal easy-peasy Dharma Bums.
|Step One: boil some water and grab a bag or ballfull of Earl Grey. Twinings is my favorite.|
|Step Two: steep, but don't oversteep - about 3 minutes will do ya. Isn't this teacup cute!?|
|Step three: add a teaspoon of Torani Sugar Free Almond Syrup. |
I buy mine at Boba Tea Direct, where they have a ton of Splenda-based options.
|Step four: pour in two ounces of almond milk, and stir.|
|Step five: Enjoy!|
Espresso Royale Dharma Bums: 207 calories
Heidi's Dharma Bums: 15 calories