Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mountain Canyons

Mountain Canyons

Orange County’s tallest peak is just under 6,000 feet.  While we can drive just a few miles beyond our county lines to higher mountains and wonderful mountain ski areas and cabins, I enjoy taking short hikes in our local mountain canyons.  There are many beautiful canyons here to be enjoyed.  I can’t hike the real steep ones anymore but I still manage to find plenty of trail heads that I can take for a ways and enjoy.

I often take books to look through while enjoying a snack and a tea break, Today’s snack is a dark 85% organic and fair traded bittersweet chocolate bar with a deep fruity intensity.

The tea is a new favorite of mine, *Squirrel Nutkin*,  from Miss Spenser’s Special Teas.  It is a wonderful green walnut tea and was the perfect choice to enjoy while sitting under the canyon trees today. The aroma and the flavors are so inviting. 

Miss Spenser’s website shop describes it as “Green tea with candied pineapple, coconut rasps, almond flakes and walnut pieces. Smooth green tea with a touch of sweet flavor.”


“But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”  
John Muir


relevanttealeaf said...

Canyons, hiking, and tea and snack breaks along the way! What wonderful, diversified outings the Traveling Teapot has experienced!

The Teaist said...

What an adventurous pot she is! That tea sounds great, actually. How was it?

La Tea Dah said...

What a beautiful scene. I love the chocolate pairing with The special green tea. I can just imagine the setting of cabins, trails, and beautiful canyons. How lovely that you were able to visit there.

Marilyn said...

My but this little plum teapot could write her own story to add to the pile of lovely books. The tea sounds so yummy. I love that you have ventured with the teapot out for a walk and to once again enjoy tea outdoors.

La Tea Dah said...

Thank you for mentioning the books in your email to me. My cell phone screen is small enough that I had not noticed that you have included the book I wrote. It is special to see its light green cover poking out among the other book covers.