I have become a tea lover!  While the Chrysanthemum tisane is most dramatic while watching the chrysanthemum flower open as it steeps, and green teas are described as more healthful, and good white and red teas are not readily accessible, I prefer black teas.

20130615_121945Denver’s world famous Brown Palace Hotel created their own Crown Royal black tea for their impressive afternoon tea through Allegro, using a mixture of Ceylon and Assam loose leaf teas.

I am of the old school.  I tried many different teas through-out my world travels and came to my daily favorite, a middle eastern tea called Sadaf: a Melange special avec Earl Grey.

This little gem can be purchased from Sadaf Foods out of California www.sadaf.com or at most Middle Eastern specialty stores.