Lux Tea Mint Mojitos are the Way to Your Heart This Holiday Season


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Let’s talk mojitos, friends. Honestly, I’ve never really liked them. I tend to stay away from rum because it’s too sweet for me and I’ll be real with you: I get really bad hangovers. But why should I have to give them up when I can still drink them without the rum? My ‘mint tea mojito’ recipe is so simple and very festive for the holidays! You can actually serve it all year round, especially in the summer when you need something refreshing, but I think it’s perfect as a starter for your next holiday dinner.

I was actually very excited about this recipe because I received the cutest little package from Lux Tea Company, and one of the flavors was Moroccan Mint. You all know I love Morocco, and if you didn’t know… I also LOVE all things mint! I tried out the tea and it was strong. A little product goes a long way, and I knew it would be delicious in more than just hot water.

For those of you who don’t know about Lux Tea Company—it’s a New Jersey-based company that began on the love of teas by a husband-wife duo, and together they sell every type of tea you can imagine. I mean, they actually have EVERYTHING—loose teas, blooming tea, instant chai, herbal blends, black tea, oolong teas, and much more. You can find so many unique flavors including a Purple Lychee, if you are into something fruity, or Chocolate Chai, which is exactly what I’m into (with pieces of rich dark chocolate). 

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This recipe requires you to make a quick mint tea-infused simple syrup with some lime juice, club soda, and a handful of mint leaves. Easy, right? Since this is a mocktail, it’s enjoyable for all ages! If you want to add some liquor, I recommend adding 4-6 shots of your favorite white rum!  

I hope you guys enjoy my mint tea mojito recipe—courtesy of Lux Tea! 


Mint Tea Mojito

Course: Drinks

Prep Time: 5 Minutes



  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp mint tea
  • 2 whole limes, juiced
  • 6 cups of club soda
  • 6-8 sprigs of mint leaves
  • Ice cubes


  1. On medium heat, mix the sugar, water, and mint tea together until all of the sugar has dissolved to become a syrup.
  2. Strain out all of the mint tea. Mix the simple syrup with the lime juice.
  3. In a pitcher, mix together the simple syrup and lime juice and the club soda.
  4. Add in ice cubes and the mint sprigs.
  5. Pour into glasses and serve!
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5 Indo Caribbean Food Experts you Need to Know This Winter Season

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Curried Chicken with Roti Parata or Roti, popular Middle Eastern/Indian cuisine

It is officially that time of year—the holiday season. There’s nothing like Christmas and New Year’s in the West Indies. Between the pepperpot in Guyana and the palm trees decorated in lights in Trinidad, the home food, warm weather and laid-back ambiance makes us wish we could escape the cold and head back to the Caribbean. Most of us, however, cannot “take holiday” and find ourselves hungry for fresh dhal puri and doubles. But, thanks to these Indo-Caribbean food bloggers, we can bring the motherland to our kitchens.

1. Matthew’s Guyanese Cooking

From Diwali mithai specialties to curry chicken, Matthew is creating a name for himself as a young Guyanese food blogger. He makes a great effort to incorporate Hindu holidays and traditions on his Instagram account, in conjunction with the customary foods and sweets associated with these religious events. However, his expertise does not end there, with new and alternative recipes for classic dishes such as curry chicken and bhara, Matthew takes center stage sharing both traditional Guyanese dishes as well as specific religious dishes made for festivals. His most popular YouTube video, with 1.4 million views, features his grandmother and focuses on the best tips to make the softest Guyanese paratha roti. In addition, his YouTube account is home to many videos offering guidance to Indo Caribbean cooking. Find recipes at

2. Trini Cooking with Natasha

Natasha Laggan of Trini Cooking with Natasha is wildly popular throughout the Caribbean and the U.S. With humble beginnings, Natasha credits her love of food to her family’s business. She speaks of the nostalgia home food provides her as she reminisces memories of her grandmother’s cooking and helping her mother make sandwiches early in the morning. Featured by Forbes, Natasha grew her Facebook following quickly throughout the pandemic by posting old YouTube videos. Today, she has more than 1 million followers on Facebook and over 200K followers on YouTube. She uses her passion for cooking and Trinidadian culture to bring easy-to-follow recipes to viewers. Her following has now reached the West Indian diaspora globally as she has also become a brand ambassador to two well-known food companies.  Follow the food expert @trinicookingwithnatasha.

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3. Cooking with Ria

With over 100K followers on YouTube, Ria is quite the expert when it comes to making roti. Her dhal puri, sada roti and paratha roti tutorials have over 1M views! However, her expertise does not stop there. Of the 180 YouTube tutorials, her recipes vary from curry to other Trinidadian favorites like macaroni pie and pigtail soup. Just scrolling through her YouTube page makes your mouth water. From doubles to classic Trinidad bakes like pound cake and sweet bread, she provides precision and anecdotal commentary while guiding you through the familiarity of home food. Check out Ria’s page at @cookingwithria.


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4. Chef Devan

Known as Chef Devan, Devan Rajkumar embraces his Guyanese Canadian heritage by creating recipes combining flavors of both the East and West Indies. His love of food has allowed him to expand his role to judge in a popular Canadian cooking show: Food Network Canada’s Fire Masters. His cooking often blends the flavors of multiple cultures but also creates the classic recipes of his motherland. With a multitude of interests, Chef Dev uses his social media platform to connect with followers by sharing various aspects of his life that go beyond cooking. His most recent YouTube video provides a trailer for an upcoming video “Tastes Guyana” which shows him exploring Guyana from the inside, specifically deep parts of the inner country. To learn more about Chef Devan follow @chefdevan.


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5. Taste of Trinbago

Reshmi is the chef behind the growing blog, Taste of Trinbago. A Trinidadian native who now resides in Texas, she uses her love of food and Trinidadian culture to share hacks, tips and easy recipes with West Indians throughout the globe. She finds a way to simplify traditional West Indian meals, that we once watched our elders make with curiosity.  From holiday specialties like black cake to Diwali delicacies, Reshmi has brought vegetarian and non-veg recipes to followers in an extremely accessible way. She even posts recipe cards on her IG highlights for followers who may need written instructions. Her IG profile is a mix of various West Indian foods while also sharing bits of her life and even her secrets to baby food. Follow her @tasteoftrinbago.


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These are just five Indo Caribbean food bloggers sharing their secrets to easy cooking. The once very daunting recipes and food instructions our parents gave have been simplified by most of these bloggers through video, voice over and modernized recipes. We no longer have to estimate a “dash, pinch or tuk” of any masala. We are just days away from Christmas and this is the perfect time to find the best-suited recipe to make that paratha for Santa.

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