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 Greg Lestrade.
The Tea: This is a sweet and calming tea like Mrs. Hudson. I bet she smells like tea and cookies. I could definitely see her drinking this. The assam melody is a gentle tea then the almond in it creates a taste similar to almond scones or shortbread. It fits her personality and her love for making cookies (or biscuits in the UK ;) ).
Serving Recommendations: I steeped this for four minutes and had it with sugar and cream. Some cinnamon or nutmeg may be good to try in this.
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? Though this isn't my absolute favorite of the set it is a very simple, delightful tea and it isn't too unusual in taste that I can only have occasionally. I've already had this tea twice now and I very much enjoy it. ^ ^ Four stars!
Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen Sherlock? Who's your favorite character?
Bonus! If you are a first-time Adagio customer I can send you a $5 giftcard! Ask in the comments for details! (This is no joke and no catch I seriously can. It's part of the amazingness of Adagio Teas)
So comes to the end of the Sherlock set, but now with popular vote the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit set is next to review!
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