And there's another round charging in from the west, stronger. So I'm posting while I have power, and finishing off the Tea Hawaii black in Tanya's new mug. And I unearthed one curious, useless tea-and-thunderstorms theory whilst poking around on the Google:
"Keriche, Kenya, averages 132 days per year with hail. This may be by far the highest frequency anywhere in the world. One theory holds that large amounts of pulverized tea leaf litter from the local tea plantations get stirred into the atmosphere and serve as excellent "ice nuclei" once in the rain clouds overhead."
Another reason to drink loose-leaf.