Month: January 2015

Gunpowder Green Tea with Mint from El Corte Inglés

I bought this Gunpowder Green Tea with Mint on a recent visit to the Gourmet Experience, a high end Food Court and Shop on the 9th Floor of the El Corte Inglés Department Store at Callao, Madrid.  It is a wonderful tea.  As soon as you open the canister and you get the wonderfully minty aroma, you know it is going to be good.  And it is.  I am not a fan of green tea usually and am constantly trying versions that have something added be it lemon, mint etc. The addition of mint to this one makes it smooth, refreshing and highly drinkable.  It is rich in antioxidants and very refreshing, even in hot weather.  Many consider green tea to be a cure-all, and this one is very reviving, a real pick me up. Advertisements

A long weekend in Madrid

If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive City Break and are flying from Dublin Airport, check out Madrid.  Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair fly there and the flight time is short so you can make the most of your time away.  Both carriers have competively priced flights so check both when booking.  We actually flew out with Aer Lingus and back with Ryanair when we spent 4 days in Madrid in December 2014. This meant we got the flight prices and times that suited us best.