Signs of spring are slowly but surely encroaching on the gloom. Though it may not have been 77 degrees here as it was in California, I had fun foraging for bits of brightness amongst the brown. And a chilly day calls for hot tea and a sweet snack! After a brisk turn about the park, I concocted my perfect pseudo-English tea experience.
Since there was no snowfall to knock these leaves off, the plant just went ahead and bloomed with them still attached.
I love how the remaining syrup in the bottle has the exact same color gradient as the leaves on the label! Maple syrup, so delicious, way too expensive.
So, the tea I have is sort of a riff on the cream teas I've had during my visits to England. I use black tea, but with a twist: Mango! This sweet, aromatic tea is good on its own, but...