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 Avatar: The Last Airbender set which includes Aang, Katara 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: This tea is one of my favorites of the set. My friend and I tried it since she's visiting currently (at the time I wrote this post. XD ) at the same time and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. On the tin it says "Brews precisely when it means to" and as a Tolkien fan I got a kick out of that. The blackberry taste is the strongest, followed with a hint of chocolate and an aftertaste of the earl grey moonlight. It tasted very wizardy. Perhaps this was the tea Bilbo served Gandalf at Bag End in the Fellowship of the Ring. ;)
Serving Recommendations: We had this tea with cream and sugar and steeped it for three minutes.
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? I really enjoyed this tea. It was delightful to drink and it represented the character well. I'll be having this tea often. Five stars!
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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