Chilling at home with the dog keeping an eye on all the tornado warnings. So far, none for my county but quite a few around us and several where my kids are. Hubby has to work through the storm, possibly all night if trees come down or we have more flooding, so here I am drinking tea, lighting candles and picking a good book to download.
Tea of the moment is Azalina’s Malaysian Black, paired with Peanut M&M’s cuz I am a grown woman and I can eat what I want. They are the pastel Easter ines which makes them even more delicious because they are cute.
First thought when steeping was, “Whoa! Pumpkin spice!” Then I decided it was much more of a Christmas blend aroma. I really assocaite clove and orange with Christmas. But the hint of lavender is really nice. It is just the barest hint and I could easily mistake it for rosemary.
I steeped it for just three and a half minutes because the leaves are so broken, and I am happy with the strength. It is not bitter or astringent, at least not with food, it might be a different story if I put the candy away.
No milk no sugar, as usual, and I find it very enjoyable. Thank you, derk, for the generous sample!
ETA: well, now WE have a warning! Currently in hall bathroom with dog.
ETA again! All is well!