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 that includes Aang, Katara, and more, BBC Sherlock teas that include Sherlock Holmes (of course ;) ), John Watson, and more, and Tales and Tea Leaves (a Hobbit/Lord of the Rings set) that includes Barrels of Tea, Elevenses, and more. This is a part of the Doctor Who set which includes 9, 10, 11, River Song, Amy Pond and Rory Williams-Pond. All of the flavors are wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey!
The Tea: Amy Pond is my favorite companion. I love her Scottish accent and her flaming red hair. The tea definitely has Amy's sass and spunk. It's red like her hair almost like apple cider. It has almost a Christmas-like taste from spicy rooibos vanilla. The tangy cranberry and orange give a twist of attitude. The tea itself is very pretty with the cloves and other spices inside. Amy would certainly drink this tea. ^ ^
Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for three minutes, but I'd go for four next time. It seemed a little weak. I added sugar and cinnamon. Perhaps some nutmeg would be good too.
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. Some of these teas you can buy individually for about $10 a pouch or $4 for a sample tin.
Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you seen Doctor Who? 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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