There’s nothing more desirable on a chilly day than a piping hot mug of something to warm you up from the inside out. Wrap your mitts around a mug of gourmet hot chocolate—the thicker and steamier the better!
MAYAN HOT CHOCOLATE The drink that made Soma Chocolatemaker famous, spiced with Madagascar vanilla, orange peel and chili.
MOCHA COFFEE There’s an artisanal thrill in stirring your own piece of chocolate into this espresso-and-frothed-milk fave at Aroma.
SIPPING CHOCOLATE This little porcelain cup of warm Valrhona sipping chocolate—with whipped cream on the side—is a truly indulgent option at Moroco Chocolat.
Or, make tea your soothing, rejuvenating remedy of choice.
CHOCOLATE CHILI CHAI Though David’s Tea (page 44) offers hundreds of varietals, this spicy black tea with ancho and Aleppo chilies is sure to put a fire in your belly.
CRIMSON SUNSET The name of this brew from Tea Emporium is enough to conjure fuzzy feelings, though the blend of hibiscus, peppermint and cinnamon is sure to add a zing to your step.
TRANQUIL TEA This mix of chamomile flowers, peppermint leaves and rosehip peels from Tealish is both a relaxing and refreshing antidote.
TIP! Sometimes, a bowl of hot soup is all that’s required to banish the winter blahs. Click here for a taste of our favourite local broths.