Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tea Tuesday: Second Breakfast

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 ... 

*drum roll*

Second Breakfast

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 Avatar: The Last Airbender set which includes AangKatara and several more fandom blends and BBC Sherlock teas which Sherlock Holmes (of course ;) ) and John Watson and several more blends. I thought I wouldn't get this tea in time because somehow it went to Miami, Florida. I live in Atlanta. Go figure. But it is here the Tales and Tea Leaves set! It is a set based on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit books. The tagline for the set is "For those who wander." Enjoy Tolkien fans!

The Tea: Everybody who is anybody in the Tolkien fandom knows that Hobbits eat seven meals a day. Second breakfast is a very important one (too bad Aragorn doesn't know about this). I think this tea could perhaps go well with nice crispy bacon. The green chai gives the blend an earthy spicy flavor. The Apple tea was probably inspired by the one Aragorn throws to Pippin and the cream makes the tea a bit smoother. If anything this tea fits the scene perfectly in Fellowship of the Ring. XD

Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for three minutes and added just sugar. The tea already has a natural cream flavor and I usually don't add cream to green teas.

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 tea was nice, but not especially thrilling to me. It reminded me a bit of Barrels of Tea (both have chai and apple), but it still was good and Hobbit-y. :)

Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen or read the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit? 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)

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