After weeks of sporadic rainfall, the sky cleared for a while on Sunday. So out we went to enjoy the warm day and browse the outdoor markets of Granada.
Our all-time favorite market stall: Granada’s teas.
Granada’s markets have a wide variety of teas to choose from, and we’ll indulge every so often and fill our kitchen jars with fragrant teas and local honey to make infusions. A few favorites:
Orange Rooibos: a mix of rooibos (South African red tea), with dried orange blossoms.
Té de Granada: a mix of green tea, dried fruits, jasmine, lemon, and azahar (orange tree blossoms).
Dreams of the Alhambra: my absolute favorite, Té Sueños de la Alhambra, is a bright red mix of hibiscus flowers, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, raisins, and occasionally other dried fruits such as strawberries.
And what best to accompany our tea indulgences than a bit of locally-made chocolate?
Sold in a tiny shop near Granada’s cathedral, Abuela Ili’s chocolates are concocted – where else?! – in Pampaneira, Las Alpujarras.
Flavors range from chocolate infused with banana, mocha, orange, raspberry, coconut, mint, caramel, rum & raisins, and mango… to chocolate infused with odd flavors such as mustard seed, chili, and even pepper.
Which locally-made or locally-grown products from your hometown or current location do you enjoy?