Peppermint-Green Tea with a Twist of Calm

Keep calm and carry on. That is easier said than done sometimes, but I keep telling myself that. See the stack of papers above? Apparently, I need to have it all memorized by October 22nd (cumulative Masters final). Yes, I need to stay calm.

That is my life recently. Working, studying, reading, drinking coffee and more studying. It’s ok though because if I pass then I will be done on October 22nd… and I will have my Master’s degree. Totally worth the late nights and the stress. Coffee can get old real fast though… so sometimes I like to break out my favorite Le Creuset red teapot.

The tea recipe below is my latest favorite. It has the perfect amount of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth, and the lovely kick of caffeine from the green tea. Don’t care for cinnamon? Leave it out completely or just use a pinch. I love a good heaping amount of cinnamon. It’s delicious and it’s great for maintaining blood sugar.

Pepper-Green Tea with a Twist of Calm

Makes 1 cup


  • 1 green tea bag (or chamomile for caffeine-free)
  • 1 peppermint tea bag
  • water for tea
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • large splash of vanilla coconut milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat up a cup of water (whether you use tea maker, tea pot or microwave), add tea bags, liquid stevia, splash of coconut milk and cinnamon. Stir cinnamon (might take a while to mix), let steep for 5-10 minutes.



  1. Jess, I just found your site via Twitter. I was taking a peek at your older posts and saw the one about your hiatus. In it, you mentioned that your thesis is on the positive and negative effects of grains on health. Will you be publishing it? I’d be interested in reading it.

    • Hi Cheryl! Thanks for reaching out. No, I do not plan on publishing my thesis at the moment. Maybe next year though. What I learned though was that the paleo/hunter-gatherer lifestyle seems to reign supreme for optimal health. Very interesting.

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