Okaaay. We got snow and today we had sun again! I can hardly contain myself. We also got cold - 6 degrees F when I got up this morning! Bring on the TEA! In great quantiteas! I must say, adding a third color, white, to the brown and gray and having that color sparkle, really makes my view of life a lot better.
Shagadelic English breakfast from The Tea Spot makes my morning view a lot better as well. This is a blend of 4 teas from 3 Asian countries, India, Ceylon and China. I can't tell you which ones, however. The small dark leaves give off a wonderful winey aroma, so I think there's some Keemun in there. I brewed it up for 4 minutes with some boiling water and just breathed in that wonderful scent, no with a touch of malt - aha - Assam.
The resulting darkish brew was just so smooth and malty and perhaps a bit earthy, with that touch of wine. A thoroughly good cup for a morning brew. Hefty enough to get you going and with enough depth that you can appreciate the nuances once you wake up.