I'm not really a coffee person. I prefer tea, and I know a lot of fellow writers love tea, too. But have you ever wanted to break out of the Early Grey or English Breakfast norm and try something new? Well, let me help you find some cool new teas! If you need a little hot and flavorful boost to help you reach your writing goal or you're just a lover of tea or you'd like to try some tea but aren't fond of the stereotypical types, these Tea Tuesday posts are for you.
This weeks tea is ...
How I found it: I found this tea on the Adagio tea website while browsing through their many fandom blends. This is same tea company I got the Aang, Katara, Zuko, Toph,Iroh and Cactus Juice blends.They have so many spectacular teas! I stumbled upon BBC Sherlock teas, and I had to get them! The set also includes: Sherlock Holmes (of course ;) ), John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Molly Hooper, and Mrs. Hudson.
The Tea: The tea has an unusual taste. It tastes like edible gunpowder from the Gunpowder tea (a special Chinese tea rolled into pellets), earthy from the pu erh dante (a fermented tea), and a bit like the smell of hazelnut coffee from the hazelnut. I can imagine this is how Lestrade smells when he arrives at a crime scene: coffee, leather and gunpowder. It reflects his serious personality, but undying loyalty to Sherlock.
Serving Recommendations: I steeped this for just four minutes and added sugar.
How much is it and where can you get it? You can find this tea at the Adagio website. I bought this tea in a sample set which was about $22 including shipping and you get a goodly amount of tea since you only need about a teaspoon per cup.
So how good is it? This was probably my least favorite tea of the set, but it was still a very interesting tea and fits Lestrade. I probably won't drink it too often.
Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen Sherlock? Who's your favorite character?
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