I was heavy into coffee this year, particularly the macchiato. There’s nothing like a hit of espresso to fuel an afternoon in Italy, or anywhere else for that matter.
But I do favor tea, and when I’m not drinking my favorite – homemade chai – I love a smoky tea.
In Amsterdam I recently came upon the marvelous tea shop Simon Levelt, where I bought some smoky Earl Grey. It wasn’t the best tea I've had, but it did bring me back toward the smoky tea, which I love.
I’m going out to buy some lapsang souchong right now.