School is canceled. People are staying home from work. The library is closed. The buses have chains on. There are only two kinds of creatures you'll find outside (here's the other kind.)
On a side note- each week I write two lessons for work. This week's topics? Транссибирская магистраль, or the Trans-Siberian Railway, and Snowstorms. I was slogging my way through them, dreaming of winter, and voilà! Winter appears! If only it always worked like that ;)
And you know what's perfect for a snow day?
We're still trying to go easy on the tea, but this was the big Stash Winter Sale. I consider it the Black Friday of tea sales. I go crazy. Hey, Earl Grey decaf! Into the shopping cart! You too, Black Forest! And you, Salted Caramel!
The order arrived only yesterday and I decided to wait until daylight to open it. Today is the ideal day for a billion cups of tea.
Here's what we got:
I want to tell you two other special things about this order. First, the box always doubles as an angry cat trap. Works every time.
Second, there's a tea called the Portland Blend. You might give it a try if you like flavored black teas.
Ingredients: Rose Congou black tea + cocoa nibs + natural raspberry flavor + blue cornflower petals. Best enjoyed on a rainy (or snowy!) day.
This is the end of ARCTIC BLAST SNOWPOCALYPSE 2016. The weather is supposed to warm up overnight and turn into a weekend of rain.
Tell me what tea you're drinking these days! :)