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Afternoon Ritual Tea

Tea time is a moment for hitting the reset button. Watch how this refreshing, calming, and grounding tea is made here.

I call this my Afternoon Ritual Tea, in honor of my grandmother (whom I called G), an equally strong and gentle Irish woman who had a deep love and unwavering belief in the power of afternoon tea time. This is such a grounding combo.

I recently revealed the very exciting news that I will be competing in the series premiere of Food Network’s The Julia Child Challenge. The last week has been a beautiful whirlwind. So much magic to take in and I know the ride is just beginning. I’ve been drinking this in the afternoon to remain grounded, balanced, and present. In the hustle and bustle of the day, G never failed to pause, sit, and sip her cup of tea to calm, reset, and just enjoy the moment. She took it with literally *a drop* of milk, and of course she always gave me free rein with the sugar bowl, because what are grandmas for, amiright?

I love this memory. It makes me feel connected to her, even though she’s no longer here with me. That’s what memories created in the kitchen have the power to do. I know G is sitting beside me, proud that I’m pursuing my passions, writing my own rules, and remembering to pause and enjoy the moment with my afternoon tea.

Food Network’s The Julia Child Challenge premieres March 14 at 9|8C on Food Network and discovery+!

If you make this tea, be sure to tag @threebirdsonestove so I can see how you enjoy your afternoon tea time.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minute Steep

Yield: 1 Serving


Handful fresh mint leaves

2 lemon slices

1 cinnamon stick

Honey to taste


  1. Add ingredients to a large mug and pour boiling water over. Stir to combine. Steep for 8-10 minutes. Strain or don’t. Sip, relax, enjoy this present moment.

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