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A Winter Ride + Mulled Currant Tea

Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with horses. If I wasn’t playing with a My Little Pony or Grand Champion, I could be found painting or drawing horses on every scrap piece of paper I could find.

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I had always dreamed of owning a horse, but no matter how many times I tried to convince my dad it could simply live in the backyard, or bride my mom with a portfolio of drawings that would surely make her rich one day, I never had the pleasure of owning a horse.

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My lack-of-horse never stopped me from enjoying horses whenever I could. I will always remember my first horseback ride. It was a birthday gift from my aunt Pam. We both got all bundled up on a cold December afternoon and went for a wintry trail ride along the Grand River. It was my heaven.

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And despite how cold it was last Thursday, my friend Sarah and I couldn’t resist hitting the trails with 40 other bloggers and and the kind folks at Nestea. It was fun all around – a little bit of riding, haybale rides, and some cocktails to keep warm.

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I never would have thought about drinking Nestea’s new Blackcurrent Tea warm, but my mind was quickly changed when I tried this Mulled Currant Tea. Warm, aromatic cloves and pungent cinnamon add another layer of flavour to this sweet tea. The perfect accompaniment to oh-gooey s’mores on a cold winter’s day!

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Mulled Currant Tea

Ingredients
4 oz Nestea Blackcurrant
1 oz Amber Rum
2 cloves and 1 cinnamon stick

Directions
1. Heat Nestea to just below boiling with cloves and cinnamon.
2. Remove from heat and add rum.
3. Remove cloves, pour into cups and garnish with a cinnamon stick.Easy-Mulled-Currant-Tea-Nestea
Disclosure: The wonderful people at Nestea invited me to enjoy a wintry afternoon horseback riding in the country. I was not obligated or required to write about my experience, but I had such a good time it was hard not to want to share. No compensation was provided for this post.

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